JULY 21st was a day for celebration when Hope4Malawi completed the first phase of building work at the new, ground-breaking Hope Skills Centre.
This significant project has been made possible thanks to the help and support of so many different people. It will equip secondary school leavers with the skills to start businesses, work in trades, or gain skilled employment, and will help students to develop their character and faith.
The centre is in a prime location, providing easy access. It is close to Hope4Malawi’s Chimwembe partner school and is halfway between Hope Secondary School and the local trading centre.
In the opening week, the centre quickly became a hive of activity and welcomed around 100 students and community members visiting to learn more. Everyone received training, encouragement, teaching and resources.
There were group visits by 40 District and National students who are at boarding schools. Plus, 70 students from Hope Secondary School. They completed valuable feedback forms, heard scripture, worshipped and joined in with fun thinking and team-building games.
The new Hope Training Centre will now provide a lifeline for local school leavers in Malawi, where vocational education is limited.
Rewarding the build team for their hard work
Thirty-two local builders worked on the initial build phase, which provides an administration block, café and toilet facilities. Currently, work is also taking place to develop the grounds.
Despite the ups and downs of dealing with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Freddy during the build, the work was completed in under five months. The builders were recognised for their hard work and presented with a celebratory bag of maize flour.
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Thanks to the kind support of our partners, sponsors, fundraisers and volunteers, Hope4Malawi's school building, resourcing projects and student sponsorships continue to provide life-changing opportunities for children growing up in rural Malawi.