New double classroom block at Chakulanjala
Chakulanjala School is situated in Kanyendera village. The school has a total enrolment of 746 learners of which 336 are boys and 411 are girls. Currently the school has eight teachers; seven are male and one lady teacher. The school has a good reputation for sending learners to secondary school but it had just seven dilapidated classrooms that were constructed some years back. Three years ago, communities around the school managed to construct a classroom block; however due to poor workmanship coupled with inadequate building materials the block was not put to use as it emerged to be more of a death trap. MACS has funded and supervised the building of a new double classroom block.
The new block is now in use.
Renovation of Hostels and Classrooms at
Chilema Ecumenical Centre
The Hostels and Classrooms at Chilema ecumenical training centre were in desperate need of renovation. The doors are now repaired and everywhere has a new coat of paint.
Read what Nellie, one of the students, wrote:
Renovation of 5 classroom block at Sopani
The roof has blown off a five classroom block at Sopani Primary school.. MACS is going to renovate and re-roof the block.
Committee meeting under a tree but keeping social distance because of COVID-19
The walls have been completed and the block is ready for re-roofing
Pupils sheltering from the rain on the veranda of the newly roofed block.
The renovated classroom block now looking like new
Pupils are in the renovated classroom block. they are taking covid-19 pricautions.
New double classroom block at Mikanga
Mikanga School is situated in Ntchisi North West. .
Previously the school only taught years 1 to 6 so pupils had to travel to more distant schools for their final years of primary education. Following the construction by MACS of one double classroom block the school will start operating standard seven this academic year; however this still left the challenge of other classes learning under the trees which is not conducive during the hot and rainy season. So MACS has now constructed second double classroom block at Mikanga.
Nembere water pump
A well has been drilled and a water pump has been installed at Nembere.
The work was completed by "Afripumps" using a water drilling company based in Zomba.
This project was funded by Haslingfield Parish Church.
A letter of thanks received from Nambere is copied below.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to you and the entire board of MACS for the approval of a grant amounting to 3.5 million Malawian Kwacha which has made us to install a new beautiful and durable borehole at St Michael's Nembere in Magomero parish.
Be assured that, your assistance is greatly appreciated. It's timely response, previously people walked a long distance fetching safe water hence wasting time and energy that could have been used for other profitable developments.
This means that, the beneficiaries are both the Anglican Congregants and all surrounding villagers from different denominations. They are also relieved from different diseases that claim many lives when using unsafe water, such as cholera and other related risks. With Covid 19 pandemic this project will help us to prevent the same. We are very grateful, thanks so much, keep on helping. ZIKOMO KWAMBIRI.
For the effective use ;
The contractor has given us a guarantee of one year. The committee too was trained to identify faults and maintain when ever necessary
God bless you ! God bless MACS!
Fr Eddington Matendeu
Refurbishment of Staff House at St Martin's Hospital, Malindi
St Martin’s Malindi Community Hospital, on the shores of Lake Malawi, has struggled to retain staff because of poor housing. MACS has funded the refurbishment of house No 11 which is almost ready for occupation by a nurse or medical assistant. You can see the transformation:
Bunk Beds for Malosa Secondary School
MACS has provided 50 bunk beds for Malosa Secondary School
Bunks arriving at Malosa
Bunks in the boarding house
Desks for Mmanga Community Day Secondary School
MACS has commissioned the making of 65 desks and chairs for Mmanga Community Day Secondary School
Community led well drilling
MACS has partnered with Seedsower Trust to finance the materials and training for the digging of 10 bore holes. In order to give the local community ownership of the project they are trained to construct the rig, drill the borehole and install the pump.Click here to learn more.
St Anne's Hospital refurbishment
A generous legacy is being used to fund the realignment and refurbishment of the maternity wing and small operating theatre at St Anne’s Hospital in Nkhotakota. Work is progressing well.
Bishop Mackenzie primary school Magomero
Funds raised by the congregation of Haslingfield Link Church near Cambridge were sent to MACS by José Hopkins for books, globes and wall clocks to be bought for learners in this rural primary School. Our Representative Grafiud Tione, accompanied by the Diocesan Secretary Christopher Zambira, delivered these valuable resources to the Head Teacher Mike Gawanani who said, "We had a nice day when Mr Tione visited. We thank MACS and our friends at Haslingfield for supporting us us. These resources will improve lesson delivery for teachers and learners. We are enjoying very much. May God bless you always"
Church roof for St Francis Church, Kamala
The parishioners in Kamala have worked hard to fund and build the walls of their new Church.
After Grafiud had checked the quality of the workmanship the MACS trustees have agreed to fund the building of the roof. The work is now underway and should soon be completed.