Education

TC’S LAST JOURNEY

Reaching its Final Resting Place Lilongwe, Malawi … There was no going away party, no gold watch, and not even a single tear shed. TC left the Mobility Ministries production facility in Demotte, Indiana on March 26, filled with 158 adult-sized mobility carts, 78 child carts, 50 boxes of books and tools, and 12,000 pounds…

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BOARD CHAIR FAMILIARIZATION TOUR

Lilongwe, Malawi … During a recent four-day tour of the central and northern regions of Malawi the board chair for Action for Progress was able to visit a number of the sites currently being assisted through funding, supplies, and expertise from the Malawi Project. In that AfP is now overseeing and assisting these sites and…

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SMALL BOY WATCHES THE FUTURE

Lilongwe, Malawi … A small boy from a neighboring village watches the construction progress on the distribution hub west of Lilongwe. One can only imagine what he will observe in years to come as this main distribution site gets into full operation helping the people of Malawi.   Once the foundation was complete, the upright…

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MODERN VERSIONS OF DICK AND JANE

Books Choose Malawi Over the Recycling Bins Thorntown, Indiana … From the 1930s to the 1960s Dick and Jane were the main fictitious characters used in basic readers to teach children to read in the United States. The names Dick and Jane grew to represent learning in the classroom. While not featured in a series…

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MALAWI’S EDUCATION SYSTEM

I thought I knew! Before making my first trip to Malawi I knew many of the following facts:   The student-teacher ratio is nearly 70 to 1 Many children walk long distances to attend school Vast numbers of students have no books, pens, pencils or paper Numerous children are taught on dirt floors while the…

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I-BEAMS PUNCTUATE THE SKY

Construction Heading Toward the Final Stage Lilongwe, Malawi … As though planning to punch holes in low flying clouds, the I-Beams that will hold up the roof of the new Action for Progress Distribution Center have been set in place. The next step is to begin attaching cross beams for the roof and constructing the…

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RACE TO THE FINISH

Indianapolis, Indiana … With the last day of June safely in the rear-view mirror, the construction of the Distribution Center in Malawi moves into its final month. With it looms the final two payments for the construction. By the end of July, the building is projected to be completed, and the final contract payments will…

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A SINGLE CONNECTION MAKES THOUSANDS OF CONNECTIONS

A friend of mine recently lost her husband of many years. As a retired minister, Bill had a dream of a new vocation after stepping away from the pulpit. He was well on his way to realizing his dream when his earthly life came to a conclusion. Bill had always wanted to open a bookstore…

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CHRISTIANS FAR EXCEED NUMBER OF BIBLES

It’s a Sunday morning, and not uncommon for Christians to flock to their respective places of worship. Malawi has a very high percentage of Christians, and the Bible is the most important tool for any Christian. It is the Word of God. This Sunday morning, I traveled 40 minutes north of Malawi’s capital city and…

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MORE THAN JUST A DITCH

Hope Digs a Ditch in the Earth Lilongwe, Malawi … Some may see in this picture as a simple ditch, extending down through the rich, red soil of central Malawi. But to those who can imagine what will be on this site in just a couple of months, it is far more than a simple…

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