Best ever exam pass rates for Ganet’s learners!

This can be a nerve-wracking time of year for students around the world as they await their exam results. There were celebrations at Ganet’s Adventure School when the Primary School Leaving Certificate results were published, as eleven out of twelve learners passed the exams, well ahead of the national pass rate of 79%. Getting into a government secondary school can be lottery even for those who pass their exams, due to a shortage of places …

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UK School Funds Toilet Block For Malawian Students

In March of 2018 we shared with  you images of the local Malawian builders preparing the ground and digging out the earth for much needed additional toilets. We now have photos of two of the completed toilets, and more much needed toilets are coming soon. We are immensely grateful to Alleyn’s School Parents’ Association for their continued and very generous support for the learners at Ganet’s Adventure School, Malawi. They have donated £3,500 to the …

Even More Support From UK School to Ganet’s Adventure School

We are very grateful to Alleyn’s School Parents Association for further funding of £6,000 towards the running costs of the school. Steve McInerny, Chair of Ganet’s Adventure School Fund, has been liaising with the Parents Association over a number of years and Gertrude Banda is now in contact with one of the teachers and together they have run letter-writing projects between the some of the pupils of the two schools. He recently attended the Alleyn’s …

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Minibus Enables Access to School For More Learners

Many of the Ganet’s Adventure School learners walk long distances to access learning; for some that journey is too long. Others may not be able to join the school because of physical disability. The school’s president Gertrude Banda is most joyful to show us the name of the school on the back of the minibus that the charity has helped her to purchase. After an opportunity to purchase the minibus from a trusted contact, Gertrude …

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The Crop Goes Bananas

The school’s President Gertrude Banda is celebrating the wonderful crop of bananas and pawpaws. These trees have been able to flourish despite the lack of rain and the crops will supplement the breakfasts of the learners. The pawpaw is now in its third year showing the value of forward planning and investment in other crops than the more usual maize which does not thrive without timely rain. A daily meal at school improves the learning of …

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Feeding programme report

Our trustee Justina Forristal has worked with the school’s director Gertrude to complete a report to our current donors for the feeding programme, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Yahoo/Oath. Here is a short extract from the report. “Many students arrive at school following a long walk and without having eaten in the morning and so the provision of this meal by the school, increases concentration during the afternoon; overall health and attendance is also enhanced. …

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New toilets under construction

  Construction of new toilets is underway. An increase in toilet facilities for the older children was requested when the school was last inspected. We thank Alleyn’s School Parents Association (APA) for their continued support and financial donation from their Christmas Fair. The Ganet’s Adventure School Fund trustees and APA have agreed to allocate some these funds to this project. Discussions on the choice of design for the disabled toilet are taking place with the …

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Spring term school news

The news of the permaculture gardens is that several crops are thriving despite the loss of crops in one garden because of flooding. It is near the time of year when the Standard 8 learners are working particularly hard in preparation for the Primary School Leaving Examination. When other learners have their Easter holiday, the Standard 8s will be finalising their revision for the external examination.                   …

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Record exam results, increased enrolment and classrooms finished at last!

Exam results Teachers and students and of course their families are to be congratulated on the results in the 2017 Primary School Leaving Certificate. This exam is taken after 8 years in Primary school. Most of the Ganet’s Standard 8 students board at the school for this very demanding school year. The school is proud to report that 23 of the 26 who entered for the exam, gained a pass. At least 13 of these …

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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 …