Since 2006, we have been working to advance the education of girls in Northern Malawi, by building and running a girls’ secondary boarding school in Engcongolweni.
The school makes a real, tangible difference to the remote community by providing employment, amenities and improving the infrastructure.
This project will help to benefit the whole community, by becoming a focus for other projects and developments in the area. We are looking at ways to improve health services, adult literacy, women’s safety and to provide better access to clean water and electricity for the local community. We are involving the husbands, brothers and sons of these women of Engcongolweni to build and support this project.
What We've Achieved
- The school is now up and running and the total school roll is 160, with 40 girls in each of Forms 1 to 4
- Provided access to clean water to the local community as well as the school
- Constructed a bridge so that flooding didn't prevent children from attending school & farmers can safely take their produce to market.
- Completed and equipped the Science Block, with chemistry, physics and biology laboratories
- Completed the kitchen and dining hall.
- Built a maize mill
- Won first prize in the 2016 choir competition for schools in the northern region
- 100% pass rate in the Malawian Junior Certificate Examination
- 88% pass rate in the 2017 Malawi School Certificate Examination (national pass rate for girls was only 56%)
- Installation of solar power for water and light.