Malawi, Zeza

CONTEXT

The village of Zeza is a rural community located in the Kasungu District of Malawi, with a population of 1,200 people. Most community members are subsistence farmers who rear livestock and grow tobacco, groundnuts, beans, soya, and corn.

Zeza’s primary school has six teachers and educates all eight grade levels, before the start of this projet operating out of only four classrooms. This meant that at best, these classrooms could only serve half of the student population. Due to this lack of infrastructure, many children had to study outside under trees, completely exposed to distractions. The roofs on some of the classrooms were also caving in, making those unsafe for the children. These challenges were pushing some of Zeza’s youth to abandon their studies altogether.

During construction

After construction

Project Type

  A school building with 2 classrooms and sanitary facilities

Construction Period:
Sep 2021 – Jan 2022

Budget

27.200€

Children

479

Partner

BuildOn

Donor

Acronis

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

School administrators, parents, and students have been stressed over the shortage of classrooms for years. And with the next closest proper school being a seven kilometer walk over dry terrain away, the children of Zeza were left with few options. The building of a new proper school block and latrines helps imroving the shortage of classrooms to give more students the chance to study in a proper learning environment.