Classrooms for Malawi is a new charity formed by individuals from a variety of backgrounds and age groups, most of whom are in some way involved with and enthusiastic about developing and improving Education in Malawi.
What are our beliefs?
We share a common passion for overcoming poverty through Education. Research to date has shown that Education offers individuals and poor communities the best possible and most sustainable route out of poverty.
How we will help?
We plan to contribute to the advancement of Education in Malawi by working side by side with the local community to build new classrooms or to refurbish existing classrooms hence, improving the environment available for Malawian children to learn in.
What do we hope to achieve?
We hope to build and improve classrooms in Malawi to an acceptable standard, fit for educating children. We want to eradicate instances of children being taught under trees during the rainy season or in crumbling, unsafe buildings.
We believe that Education is the only sustainable route out of poverty for the children of Malawi.
What is our model?
We liaise with the Local Authority Education Department to identify the most needy schools. Then we work directly with head teachers, parents, local village chiefs and other community leaders. Our basic principle is to work in partnership with the community - rather than simply provide something for them. We will only use locally resourced materials and work with local tradesmen.
Who funds our work?
At present we are funded through fundraising activities, events and individual donations. The team is committed to individually and collectively fundraise to support the projects. As yet we receive no grants or other external funding.
See video below showing the work of our charity