Project Director: Michael Horne
Education at a primary school level in Malawi is free, yet many children go without classes for many months of the year. Crumbling infrastructure prevents children from attending school during the rainy season when classes cannot be taught outside. Collapsed roofs are especially problematic at primary schools throughout Malawi.
How We Help
Together! ACT Now; Malawi Primary School Initiative will start by repairing school roofs so that children can receive an education, no matter what the weather brings. Each selected school will receive a new roof based on a standard template design. We adapt the template to the particular need of each building and provide building material, designs, instructions, lots of motivation, and follow up with the community members. This follows in line with Together! ACT Now’s vision of being a conduit for society to help their own community. We create opportunities for communities to come together and achieve a common goal—in this case, to resurrect a school for their children.
Through interviews and data gathering we will expand Malawi Primary School Initiative to include construction of actual buildings, teacher housing and any additional needs we find relevant to the education of the Malawian youth.
Malawi Children’s Village has provided knowledge for their en-catchment area in the Mangochi district for us to be able to work faster, with better precision and understanding of the local needs.
Solace International works around the world on various projects ranging from fish farms to school building projects. It is our hope Solace will match a majority of all donations to the Malawi primary school initiative in 2011.
The initiative will be supported by international buildings, contractors, surveyors, engineers, and other skilled persons who have committed to donate materials, designs, money, and time. The success of this program relies on donors to operate from their home base as well as donating time in Malawi—we are excited to have donors who are willing to do both!
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
We are always looking for interested and motivated people, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
To donate to this Initiative specifically please click the Donate to Primary School link. To donate to the entire organization Together! ACT Now, please click here.
Learn more about how we rebuild primary schools: