When one becomes two
The Girls Education Project
Long walks, household duties, early marriage, poor school sanitation and low household income are key reasons girls education falls behind in northern Malawi. Temwa is working with communities to find ways to combat this. Our recent Girls Education project showed the domino effect when communities come together to create sustainable change.
In 2018, we launched our Girls Education Project, with your support and contributions from the British and Foreign Schools Society and the local community. At the heart of the project was the goal of creating safe spaces for girls and promoting the importance of girls education.
We worked with the community in Usisya to construct a Girls Hostel and Toilet block and the response has been incredible. The Usisya community sourced 20,000 bricks, seven tonnes of sand, water and provided many hundreds of hours of labour. And their commitment has gone beyond construction. The noise they have been making about girls education has travelled to nearby communities.
What happened next was amazing…
Getting word of this project, a nearby school from Chipunga visited the hostel during the building phase. They left inspired and wanting to build their own so we shared our construction plans with them. They have now built a girls hostel, teacher accommodation and a classroom block, with funding they sourced independently.
The impact of this project is far-reaching! Not only will it help keep over 300 girls safe and in school each year, but whole communities will benefit for years to come. We plan to expand the Girls Education Project to more communities in Malawi. If you or your business would like to be involved in rolling it out across Nkhata Bay North, we would love to hear from you.
You can directly sponsor the project or join our family of givers to empower remote communities to give girls a better future.