Grants Projects Update from World Connect Malawi

Thursday April 27, 2023

WORLD CONNECT MALAWI

PROGRESS REPORT FOR FRIENDS OF MALAWI FUNDED PROJECTS

Project #1 Name: Chilembwe Community Based Organization (CBO) Block

Name of Community Organization: Chilembwe VDC

EFP Name: Chifundo Chisale

Grant Amount: $7,241.67

PROJECT STATUS

The Chilembwe Village Development Committee has successfully used the $7,241.67 grant from Friends of Malawi to build a three-compartment multipurpose block at Chilembwe village in Machinga district. The completed block is now providing conducive early childhood learning space to 65 children from the community. Secondly, the block is used as an under-five clinic where over 110 children receive primary health care services such as immunization, malaria treatment and nutritional coaching every month. Thirdly, a separate room is used as meeting place for different community interventions including trainings most of which are at a fee to generate income to support running of the school.

Photo 1: Old CBO block

Photo 2: New CBO block

Photo 3: New CBO block in use, Under-Five Clinic

Photo 4: New CBO block in use, Early Childhood Learning

 

Project #2 Name:  Kalambo Junior Primary School Classroom Block Construction

Name of Community Organization: Kalambo School Management Committee

EFP Name: Grace Sichinga

Grant Amount: $7,990.20

 

PROJECT STATUS

In an effort to improve the learning and teaching environment at Kalambo Junior Primary School in Zomba district, Kalambo School Management Committee in the process of constructing a two-roomed classroom block at the school. As of February, 2023, the superstructure has been fully constructed and roofed, remaining with windows fitting, painting, and flooring for it to be in use. Once completed, the block will provide a conducive teaching and learning environment to over 120 students per academic year. Additionally, the project will enable the school to increase its enrollment as it will be upgraded from offering lessons up to standard six from the initial standard four. Additionally, over  120 students will access education withing a short distance as opposed to current situation where they travel up to 10 kilometers to and from the nearest school.

 Figure 1: New School Under construction

 Figure 2: Window Blocks already made

 

Thank you for your donations!

Warm regards from the Warm Heart,

FOM Communications and Grants Committees

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