Due to the success of our pilot summer school in 2016, SfM will continue to teach English in Chisitu Primary. Each day the children are provided with lunch and the day is rounded off with a range of sports.
With a number of turbines previously being built by our team, our plan for next summer is to bring a group of alumni volunteers back to Malawi to maintain the existing turbines.
Having successfully built a two-room classroom last summer, SfM are happy to announce our plan to build a new classroom block in Naliya village. Currently the school only has classrooms for years 1-6. This project will give children access to an extra 2 years of education at years 7 & 8!
Education is at the heart of SfM's core goals. Our Ubuntu project saw Scottish education students work alongside Malawian teachers to share teaching experiences and knowledge.
This project has been successfully implemented in a number of schools within our TA, both primary and secondary.
emPower Chisitu was SfM's largest project, running from 2014-2016. Over the years SfM built a number of wind turbines which were distributed across villages in TA Chikumbu.
The project combined the knowledge of Scottish students with Malawian tradesmen, to create a knowledge exchange that all benefitted from.
In 2016 Students for Malawi decided to enhance our links with Chisitu primary school, by building 2 new classrooms, with an office and store room for the school. The classroom was designed by our team of Scottish volunteers, who then came across to Malawi to work hand in hand with our team of 8 Malawian builders.
STEKA (Step-Kids Awareness Incorporated) is a registered Non-Governmental Organisation in Blantyre, Malawi. In the past, SfM have supported this charity through working in their volunteer nursery school. To find out more about STEKA visit their website:
After devastating floods hit TA Chikumbu in January 2015, SfM rallied to fundraise money in Glasgow to go to relieve those worst affected. Our partner charity CAD rolled out the aid throughout the community that we call home in Malawi.
In amalgamation with Strathclyde Universities 'Design manufacture, engineering management' department, SfM have started research into the use of human waste as fertiliser.