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You’ve Done It, We’ve Done It

You’ve done it!  We’ve done it! Together we have raised the funding for the essential fourth classroom block.  In order to gain certification from the Ministry of Education Inspectors, Ganet’s Adventure School needed to show that there would in total be 8 classrooms in time for the new school year. It has been extremely difficult for the teachers provide a high-quality education in temporary shelters without solid walls.  Your contribution has been essential to the …

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Celebration Day June 13th 2016 – IT’S A PASS But We Still Need Your Help

Ganet’s Adventure School has passed the strict inspection by the Ministry of Education inspectors. The inspectors have seen the new classroom block and the foundations for the final classroom block and they have said ‘yes’. The school is being awarded a licence to operate on the condition that the final classroom block is completed for September. Students will now be able to take examinations at the school. We still need £2,500 to build the final classroom …

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Bricks Change Lives – we’ve reached our first milestone!

  Thanks to all our supporters, loyal and new, we have reached our first milestone of £3,000 for our Bricks Change Lives classrooms project in just 5 days!  Three ways you can involved 1. Change your social media profile picture Please let your friends know about our campaign. Have you seen our invitation to change your profile picture to one with ‘Bricks Change Lives’? How about joining in?  Two of our trustees, Kate and Amy have …

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Crowdfunding Campaign Launched – Bricks Change Lives

May 23rd sees the launch of our crowdfunding campaign to raise the £3000 to build the foundations of the final classroom block for the school. We won’t stop there – a further £6,764 is needed to construct the classrooms. The builders have already cleared the ground in readiness for digging the foundations. We say thank you to them. Please visit our Crowdfunder page, read through the exciting lists of rewards, and choose the one that is appropriate …

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Standard 8 exam week

There are seven learners who will take the exams for this year; the first exam is on Wednesday 11th May. They have all been boarding at the school since January.  The school provides accommodation, supervision and extra lessons during this time to give the learners the best chance in their exams. Parents donate food where they can and this is topped up by food provided by the school. The class includes some of the 13% …

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Building Is Well Under Way For Our Third Classroom Block

Our roving reporter Frank’s first report is about the third classroom block. The weather has been good and Frank is showing us the builders at work on the walls of the classrooms and inserting the window frames. At the moment the builders are  putting  in ring window frames  and  laying bricks for the walls.  The building tools which the builders use depends on the particular job they are doing. For example, in bricklaying and putting ring window …

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Standard 8s Exam Week

The most senior learners at the school are in Standard 8, after eight years of primary education. On May 11th they will be taking their Primary School Leaving Exams. They take exams in 6 subjects, over a period of 3 days, one exam in the morning and one in the afternoon.  We wish the learners success in their exams. Students in English primary schools are also taking exams. English final year students are in their 6th …

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From Our Own Correspondent

We have recruited a new correspondent on the ground at Ganet’s Adventure School. Frank Banda, the son of the Director of the School and a former pupil there, has been very keen to take on this role. He will be sending us information reports once a week and will be taking photographs. We welcome Frank to his new role and wish him much success. His participation will be very useful to us in keeping you up …

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Foundations completed for a new classroom block

We are pleased to share the first picture of foundations which have been completed ready for the construction of a new block of two classrooms at our school. Parents have been helping by clearing the land and with labour on site, and the building contractors have levelled the land and built foundations over 60cm deep to ensure that the classrooms will last for many years. The school needs to build four classrooms in total to replace temporary …

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Global support gets our classrooms campaign off to a strong start

Ganet’s Adventure School has always had to make the most of limited resources, and one of its most pressing needs is for additional classrooms. Some of its learners are having to use temporary classrooms with no desks. This makes it difficult for them to write, damages equipment and clothing, and can mean that classes are missed during bad weather. Ganet’s Adventure School in Malawi and the UK charity Ganet’s Adventure School Fund want to construct …