Education

NETFLIX FEATURES MALAWI 14-YEAR-OLD

Kasungu, Malawi … The rains had been timely and plentiful, and a bumper crop was predicted. The World Bank read the indicators and saw an opportune moment to call on Malawi to reduce its debt to the World community. In order to make the required payments, it was necessary to sell a large portion of…

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BOONE COUNTY SCHOOLS BOOK DONATION

Volunteers loading books for Boone County's Central Elementary book donation

Lebanon, Indiana … The school year was barely underway when Jim Messenger, a board member for the Malawi Project, discussed the need in Malawi for textbooks and school supplies with his son-in-law, Lowell Miller, a teacher in the Lebanon, Indiana School System. Jim highlighted how schools in Malawi had few books, and often an entire…

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SPECIAL BOOKS FOR SPECIAL STUDENTS

Kamuzu Academy for students whose scholastic standing placed them in the gifted student category

Kasungu, Malawi … Malawi’s first President established the Kamuzu Academy for students whose scholastic standing placed them in the gifted student category. President Banda recognized that Malawi would need business, government, and community leaders who could excel; thus, a school that could stand out in the crowd, and students who would lead the nation forward.…

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EXCITEMENT ABOUT PENCILS

Organization Focuses on Schools Indianapolis, Indiana … The excitement with their year old organization was evident as Helen Humphrey and Claudia Smith described the vision for 10,000 Pencils, a non-profit group focused on sending school supplies to needy school children. Helen, a native of Johannesburg, and President of 10,000 Pencils, and Claudia Smith, a native…

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MDYANKHANDA ORPHAN CARE CENTER

The Place Where Guinea Find Food Dwangwa, Malawi … The word “mdyankhanda” means, “The place where the guinea finds food,” and for 173 orphans in villages north of the Dwangwa Trading Center this center is where the children find hope, food and a future. Not only does this Community Based Development Association spread its wings…

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CHECK OUT INFORMATION VIDEO

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD One of the easiest ways to support the Malawi Project is by word of mouth. Whether it is a word to your church group, giving information over a cup of coffee to a co-worker or school mate, or handing someone the new Malawi Project report on video (or referring them…

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RETIRED TEACHERS STILL TEACHING

 Establishing a Safe Place for Kids Senga Bay, Malawi … In spite of having three of their five children still in college, and with both of them retired from the teaching profession Wadson D. Sumani and his wife Judith have converted much of their Senga Bay residence to a safe haven, technical training, primary school…

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FIRST BOOKS TO LIBRARY

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  Mzuzu, Malawi … In early June the Malawi Project website carried a story entitled “3000 Students Face the Consequences.” The story related how, in December 2015, the Library at the University of Malawi in the northern city of Mzuzu burned to the ground, destroying not only the building, but also suffering the loss of…

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LIBRARY MAKES MAJOR CONTRIBUTION

Parachute Community Day Secondary School, Salima, Malawi … Fatwell Phiri is a young man living in the lake shore distric of Salima in eastern Malawi. In recent years he has taken advantage of the community library constructed with support from several government and non-governmental organizations, including the Malawi Project. The library serves the Senga Bay…

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3,000 STUDENTS FACE CONSEQUENCES

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  Results of Fire Still Felt Mzuzu, Malawi … It has been well over a year since the library at the Mzuzu Campus of the University of Malawi experienced a devastating fire. Not only did the flames destroy the library itself, it destroyed 45,000 books. Shortly after the fire the Student Union President, Wazazama Katatu,…

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