101 BuildOn school blocks constructed in Malawi

BuildOn, an International Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) that is breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education says it has built 101 School Blocks in Malawi and over 10,000 people are currently benefiting from the blocks.

Briefing Mwanza District Executive Committee member on Monday, BuildOn Field Coordinator Edmas Kayimba said close to 49 percent of students who are learning in BuildOn schools are females.

“Over 10,100 children, parents and grandparents pursuing in their education in the 101 BuildOn schools blocks that the constructed in various parts of the country” he said.

On of the BuildOn crassroom block
On of the BuildOn crassroom block

Globally, he said, the international organization which is building Schools in some of the poorest Developing Countries including Malawi, has managed to build 611 School Blocks and 85,000 children, parents and grandparents attending BuildOn schools.

Kanyimba said Build On has just finishing construction of five schools in Neno district and the projects intend to scale up to other southern region districts of Mwanza and Balaka.

He explained two school blocks of 6 by 8 sizes will be built in the two districts of Mwanza and Balaka and the work is expected to start early June this year.

He said in Mwanza the project has identified communities to support with school infrastructure in areas such as Satha Mapila, Namisa and Madzi a Phitsa whilst in Balaka communities of Chikubwa, Muonekela, Mlanga and Mangalala stand to benefit.

Meanwhile, the Field Coordinator said BulidOn has signed a Memorandam Of Understanding (MOU) with the District councils of Mwanza, Balaka and Neno districts.

Mwanza District Education Manager Gertrude Ulaya welcomed the project saying it would reduce school infrastructure problem which the district is currently facing.

“If you go around you will find many learners are getting their education in classes which are made up of grasses. And the majority are learning under the tree where during this cold season many learners absent themselves from school simply because of un conducive environment,” she said.

She also asked other development partners to come out support with school related programs which would improve the standards of education in the district.

Mwanza district which has 33,000 learners has 44 public schools and government through Local Development Fund has been constructing school infrastructures in not only Mwanza but all the districts.

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