Menstrual Toilets Built

Girls at the six primary schools we support are happy to have access to the female-only toilets which have been built to provide them with a private space during their periods so that they don’t have to miss school. Typically, many girls miss a week of school each month because of their periods but during […]

Solar Lights for Standard 8

ETWA kindly donated funding to enable us to install solar lighting into Standard Eight Classrooms in Kachere, Chiomba and Matete Primary Schools, Nkhata Bay District, Malawi. Students in the six primary schools who are coming up to their final Primary School examination attend revision classes in the evenings to boost their chances of achieving the […]

World Toilet Day

On World Toilet Day meet Jessie, Theresa, Loveness, Alice and Florence who all attend Mazembe Primary School. Thanks to funding, girls now have access to a menstrual toilet, which has been built to provide them with a private space to use whilst on their periods and means they don’t have to miss school. Typically, many […]

New Desks for Mazembe Primary School

Thanks to the support of Fonthill Foundation, the pupils at Mazembe Primary are excited to be receiving their new desks. Primary schools in Malawi are government funded and free to attend but are very under-resourced. In many rural schools underfunding has meant that there is often no money for basic equipment. Many children do not […]

Kade and Emma’s Volunteer Story

Teaching volunteers Kade and Emma have written a story about their time at Mwaya which is reproduced below. Stories written by other previous RIPPLE Africa volunteers can be found on the Volunteers’ Stories webpage. With incredibly limited volunteering experience behind us, it was a little bit daunting traveling halfway around the world to volunteer in […]

Emma’s Volunteer Story

Volunteer teacher Emma has written a story about her time at Mwaya which is reproduced below. Stories written by other previous RIPPLE Africa volunteers can be found on the Volunteers’ Stories webpage. Teacher Training, Adult Literacy, Single Tasking and Community Spirit Having previously volunteered in Zambia and Malawi in my summer holidays, I knew just […]

School should be safe

This blog is written by RIPPLE Africa Project & Volunteer Coordinator, Nikki Luxford Going to school was fun. I used to love seeing my friends every day, going into class where the walls were filled with colourful drawings and information relating to the topics we were studying. And all the while I took for granted […]

Life as volunteer coordinator

This blog is written by RIPPLE Africa Project & Volunteer Coordinator, Nikki Luxford Being Volunteer Coordinator at RIPPLE Africa is a fun, challenging and interesting job, one that I’m really enjoying. Whilst I’m in the UK my main role with the volunteers is to help them get ready for their trip to Malawi, I’m also […]