For the children of Malawi, primary schooling offers the first rung on the ladder out of poverty. The Anglican Diocese of Lake Malawi, with over 100 primary schools in its care, aims to play a full part in this task, under the guidance of Mr Oscar Mponda, Projects & Education Officer.

But, as in all primary schools in Malawi, there is an urgent need for more classrooms. Too many classes still meet under trees or in grass shelters.

MACS is raising funds to build 6 new double classroom blocks.

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THANK YOU

 

We have now raised the £90,000 needed.  

Thanks to the generous donations from our supporters work has started or is about to start on six double classroom blocks:

Mikanga Primary School  2 Blocks

Sopani Primary School

Chakulanjala Primary School

Msambaimfa Primary School

Kanthete Primary School

Mikanga Primary School Block 1

The first of two classroom blocks at Mikanga Primary school has been completed.

Pupils outside the new, MACS built, classroom block in Mikanga.  They will no longer have lessons disrupted by rain.

Mikanga Primary School Block 2

Grafiud's Diary

19th November 2019 

The Community has obtained the materials they are supposed to contribute and they are ready for the project to start. The delay has come about because they have been waiting for the builder who built the first classroom block. He was engaged at a different school to construct a classroom block. Now that the other classroom block is completed he will start this project very soon, possibly end of this month.

 

4th March 2020

The community have engaged another builder so the project has started.

Sopani Primary School

Grafiud's Diary

 

June 2019

Latest standard drawings and list of materials have been agreed. The project has yet to start.

23 July 2019 

Community briefing.  The briefing was done to the project committee, chiefs around the school and community representatives.

 

27th July 2019 

First disbursement of funds. 

 

21st August 2019

The project has started. I visited the site and as at date the project was at slab level.

 

31st October 2019 

The project is progressing very well. During my last visit to the project site I found out that they had built the walls. And they were ready for the roof.  Following my visit more funds were disbursed.

 

December 2019

The recent report that I have is that the project has been completed. They have accounted for the last tranche that I disbursed. I am yet to go to the project site to do final inspection.

13 February 2020

I made the final visit to the project with Oscar Mponda, to verify the verbal report.  The work has been very well done and the project is complete.

Chakulanjala Primary School

Grafiud's Diary

19th November 2019 

This project has not taken off the ground. The community is still organising itself in terms of the materials they are supposed to contribute. You may wish to note that this is rainy season hence most of the people are in the field looking after their crops.

5th March 2020

The community has organised itself and obtained the materials they are supposed to contribute.

The project has started.

Msambaimfa Primary School

Grafiud's Diary

19th November 2019

This project has not started because the people in this community are busy in their fields. The situation is likely to change by the end of this month. My plan is to visit the project site to meet the Committee week beginning 27th January 2020. 

 

March 2020

Very heavy rains in the area made it very difficult to visit the project site..  I will make a visit soon now that the rains are not so heavy.

Kanthete Primary School

Grafiud's Diary

19th November 2019

This project is put on hold until the required funds are raised

 

13 February 2020

I visited the site with Oscar Mponda. We had a discussion with the community i.e. School Committee, teachers and Chiefs.  We briefed them on how MACS Projects are implemented and their role.  The bricks and quarry stones have been gathered.  The project has now been started.

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