Building facilities to provide students with a great learning environment

SECONDARY EDUCATION IN MALAWI, AFRICA

Ripple Africa has built Kapanda Community Day Secondary School near to the primary schools we support so that students don’t have to walk 15km each way to the other nearest secondary school. The school was handed over to the government to run but we continue to support Kapanda Secondary School by building new classrooms and facilities and improving existing ones.

Secondary Education in Malawi, Africa

Achievements and Future Plans

We have built two double classroom blocks, a Physics Laboratory, a Computer Laboratory, five teachers’ houses, a teachers’ office, toilets, a Girls’ Dormitory for 56 girls, a kitchen and a dining and study block. We have also provided mains electricity to the school, text books and desks. We continue to support Kapanda Secondary School as funding allows, and build more teachers’ houses to ensure that the school is able to attract the best quality teaching staff.

How We Work

We work in conjunction with the District Education Department and the headteacher. The needs are assessed and support is provided where most required.

£25 COULD BUY THREE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS​

fURTHER INFORMATION

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In order to support secondary education in Africa, we built built Kapanda Secondary School. This has been a significant venture and is Ripple Africa’s most important educational achievement to date. Ripple Africa has provided mains electricity to the school and has constructed:

  • two double classroom blocks which provide four large classrooms and have recently carried out essential maintenance on these
  • a Physics Laboratory – we worked in partnership with the Institute of Physics to design and build the laboratory and train local teachers
  • a Computer Laboratory equipped with 60 desktop computers – we worked in partnership with IT Schools Africa to design and build the computer laboratory
  • five teachers’ houses – a practice adopted throughout Malawi and an essential element in attracting good teachers to the school
  • toilet blocks
  • teachers’ office, and a secure storeroom
  • a Girl’s Dormitory which allows 56 girls to live on site allowing them to study without having to travel long distances and do domestic chores
  • a Kitchen to prepare food for the girls in the dormitory
  • a Dining and Study Block for the girls living in the dormitory – this is also being used as a school library
  • outdoor facilities, including a football pitch and a netball court.

Ripple Africa have built up an excellent relationship with the District Education Manager and the Headteacher at Kapanda Secondary School to ensure that we work in partnership with them to respond to local need and provide simple solutions to the problems that they identify.

Ripple Africa have built up an excellent relationship with the District Education Manager and the Headteacher at Kapanda Secondary School to ensure that we work in partnership with them to respond to local need and provide simple solutions to the problems that they identify.

This project addresses the following Sustainable Development Goals: