Classrooms for Malawi


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Member type
Organisation

Contact's name
Gemma Love

Email
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Website
www.classroomsformalawi.org

Telephone
01415718505

Areas of partnership
Primary and Secondary Education

Town
Glasgow

Scottish local authority
South Lanarkshire Council

Number of people who benefit in Malawi
10

Since our creation 4 years ago, we have built/renovated 136 classrooms, which have provided over 10,880 children the opportunity to receive an education. We work side-by-side with Malawian communities and local authorities to identify schools in urgent need of improved infrastructure. Through consultation with community leaders, parents, teachers and local authorities we employ local tradesmen, working with locally sourced materials, to construct classrooms.

Classrooms for Malawi is a charity which is committed to working with local communities in Malawi to help them improve the environment in which children are taught. This may involve renovating or building new classrooms.,The charity has been set up by a group of like minded people who are totally committed to the education of all children and who all have some association with Malawi having visited or by supporting other initiatives.,
Classrooms for Malawi’s mission is simple: to alleviate poverty through education. We believe that education offers the most sustainable route out of poverty.

To educate is to arm children against malnutrition, infant mortality and disease. A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past age 5. Yet in Malawi, there is a deficit of over 70,000 classrooms with children learning outdoors or in crumbling buildings. We work to eradicate this.

Location in Scotland

Location in Malawi