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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 …

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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 …