The Chesney Trust (for Education in Malawi)


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Member type
Organisation

Contact's name
John Dymond

Email
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Website
www.chesneytrust.org

Telephone
01360 440377

Areas of partnership
Primary and Secondary Education

Town
Balfron

Scottish local authority
Stirling Council

Districts in Malawi
Mzimba

Partner organisation in Malawi
Chesney Trust for Girls Education in Northern Malawi
(Organisation is a member of MaSP)

Number of people involved in Scotland
1400

Number of people involved in Malawi
350

Total contributions to partnership
£136

Number of people who benefit in Scotland
600

Number of people who benefit in Malawi
1200

Our partnership has provided educational opportunities for girls not previously available. In 2016, the first year that pupils took the Malawi School Certificate examination, there was 94% pass rate (national average 58%) and 11 girls have university places. Running costs are covered by school fees, kept as low as possible.

The Chesney Trust has been established to provide educational opportunities for girls in northern Malawi by building a secondary boarding school at Engcongolweni, and by the funding of bursaries for poorer students. At present the school has a roll of 157 in Forms 1 to 4, which we plan to increase to 320. Community projects undertaken include the building of a bridge so local people are not cut off in the rainy season, a maize mill and the provision of water.

Location in Scotland

Location in Malawi