Resources for schools
Would you like your students to learn about their peers in Malawi? We have a pack of lesson ideas and activities as well as fact files on the pre-schools we run and government run primary and secondary schools that we support.
Your school would then have the opportunity to fundraise to support our campaign to provide 150,000 school meals every single year to children attending pre-school. In addition, we provide the children with engaging and fun lessons in a safe learning environment.
Your fundraising could include a mufti day, bake sale or any other fundraising event you decide on, and for every £1 raised, a child in Malawi receives an education and school meal for a week.
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Why are these pre-schools so important?
Most people recognise the critical link between the important foundation which early childhood education provides, and the level of success in education students will experience later on. Those first formative years are essential to a child’s education and development as a whole.
The Malawian government recognises this link and encourages communities to set up local pre-schools. However, with no financial support, the reality is that pre-schools are almost always run on a voluntary basis without any resources, and most teachers work for free, often in buildings which are unsuitable and even unsafe for children.
Ripple Africa is making a difference to early childhood education by ensuring that the eight pre-schools we run are equipped with enthusiastic teachers, varied learning resources and are a safe and fun place to learn.
Our pre-schools are the perfect foundation for children going to primary school. Headteachers and teachers at the primary schools we support have commented that the children who have attended our pre-schools are far better prepared and developed for Standard One.
We are grateful to a corporate partner who funds the teachers salaries but we still need to raise funds for a meal each day, resources and maintenance.
With your help we can continue making a difference to early childhood education by ensuring that all the pre-schools are equipped with enthusiastic and trained teachers, varied learning resources and are a safe and fun place to learn.
Can you tell me more about the sweet potato feeding programme?
Many children in Malawi are orphans or live in extreme poverty and often struggle to find enough food to eat, let alone find the time to focus on their education.
Our sweet potato project means that they get a hot meal whenever they attend pre-school. This helps improve concentration, creates an incentive to attend pre-school, and reaches out to the most vulnerable children in the community by providing a benefit not only to their educational needs but also to their health. Each teacher is paid a small bonus for growing the sweet potatoes, which also helps to improve their own income.