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Sharing Progress on Classroom Block 4

Construction work in Malawi does not always go to plan but we never give up.  In January, this year the roof to Classroom Block 4 was finished, the windows were finished and that the builders were working on the plastering which was due to be completed by mid – February. The next phase of construction is the floor of the building. The ground where this block is located is slightly lower than the other classroom blocks …

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Excitement as IPad travels from UK to Mkhondezi, Malawi

Gertude Banda, Director of Ganet’s Adventure School, sends many thanks to Harvington Prep School in the UK which donated an iPad, to the Malawi based school. One of our supporters, Charlotte, was able to take the iPad when she met with Gertrude, at Easter. The ipad is already being used by the Standard 4 class. They use maths apps developed by onebillion.org in Malawi’s official language Chichewa. The school also intends to use the ipad in international …

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New Textbooks To Be Funded by Alleyn’s School Founder’s Day

The Parents’ Association of Alleyn’s School are fundraising for Ganet’s Adventure School, at their Founder’s Day celebration, on July 1st.  The donations will be used to support the participation, of Standard 1 to 4 teachers at the Malawi primary school, in the National Reading Programme, being offered by the Ministry of Education. This 4 year project is supported throughout Malawi by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Standard 1 teachers took 2 weeks …

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Trustee Kate’s Birthday Greetings

  Our Trustee, Kate Hauxwell, celebrated her 70th birthday this year. Can you imagine her surprise and delight when birthday greetings were sent from learners at Ganet’s Adventure School to Kate here in the UK. Many thanks to Solomon Banda, Sibo Miupa, Alice Mwase, Tabita Chirwa, Hilda Tsitani, Chimango Mhone, Mphatso Gondwe, Phunziro Anthony, Eness Chirwa, Eddah Mwase, Mary Kaliati, Levison Nyirenda, Cliford Kaoza, and Thokozile Nyirenda. Here are some of the wonderful drawings that …

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Standard 8 Boarders Take Their Exams And Say Goodbye

Standard 8 students have completed their primary school education by taking the Primary School Leaving Certificate Examinations. Unesco statistics from 2010 record that 11% of Malawi children complete primary education. At Ganet’s Adventure School 29 girls and boys have now left the school after a very intense year of study. The charity has provided funds to enable the students to board at the school so that they have the best chance of success. They wait …

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Internet Access in Nkhata Bay, Malawi, Is Not Always Available

Steve, the  Director of the charity, tries to have updates with Gertrude, the Director of the school, on a regular basis. Availability of technology and internet access has made this communication difficult this year. Even the internet cafes in Nkhata Bay have not been able to provide a regular service. At present Gertrude is not able to access the internet and she relies on her mobile phone for communication. We like to have up to …

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Charlotte Meets Gertrude and Ganet

We were delighted that our supporter Charlotte Walford, was able to visit Ganet’s Adventure School. Charlotte is a nutritionist with many years of working in Africa and so she is able to make a much valued contribution to our work on the Feeding Programme. Her time there was short but very valuable to us and to Gertrude. It was over the weekend and Gertrude had responsibilities at her church in Nkhata Bay for the celebration …

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Keeping our learners safe from malaria

We are very grateful to our supporters Jennifer and Kevin, who sent 30 mosquito nets to Malawi. The nets have been used by the Standard 8 class who stayed at the school while they revised for their recent Primary School Leaving Certificate Examinations. Malaria is a big killer in Malawi, and the mosquitos which carry the disease are most active in the evening and at night time. Most people in Malawi are not able to afford mosquito …

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Ganet’s Adventure School Needs Water

Like all of us, the learners and teachers at the school need water for drinking, washing and cooking. In addition water is needed for the plants growing in the feeding gardens. Importantly, at the moment, water is needed by the builders to make the mortar to construct walls and the cement for the concrete floor.   Malawi is experiencing unprecedented power cuts with some areas having no power for over 24 hours. Escom, the electricity …

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Making Reusable Sanitary Pads – Kate’s Experience

We are investigating supporting our older girls with management of menstruation so that they do not feel that they need to miss a week of school each month or even to give up going to school.   The solution we are looking at is reusable sanitary protection.  There are a number of patterns out there which organisations are kindly sharing.   Our Trustee Kate, looked at a number of patterns and tried making two different patterns. …