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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 …

Nursery class loses its home

The school’s nursery, which cares for and feeds 35 energetic two to four year olds five days a week, has lost its premises. The local church, which had kindly hosted the nursery until now, is rebuilding, and so the children now do not have a suitable place to learn. The nursery is crucial to the children and the community because it enables parents to go out and work.It enables children to start to learn and get …

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A Standard 7 Learner at Ganet’s Adventure School

The school is proud to support the learning of children such as a 12 year old orphan boy.   Gertrude Banda, Director of the school, tells his story.   ‘He is in Standard seven, so he has one more year at the school. He started schooling here when he was in Standard 4. He always comes to school bare footed and sometimes his uniform is dirty. He always comes from home without taking breakfast. If he …

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Learners See Snakes and Lizards on Their Trip to Old Bandawe

A trip was promised for a group of learners to visit Bandawe, a historical site on the lake shore, south of Nkhata Bay. The pin on the map, marks Nkhata Bay. http://www.ganetsadventureschool.org/end-of-term-school-trip-to-old-bandawe/ Here is a report by Mr. Vincent Matengeni, on the visit. ‘On 19th December around 7 o’clock am we set off for old Bandawe. We were 26 people, that is 3 teachers and 23 learners. Around 9 o’clock we stopped at Macaripine School …

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Benefits of Our Feeding Programme 2014-16

Here are some of the longer term benefits of the Feeding Programme, begun in February 2014, supported by the Hilden Charitable Fund Increased effectiveness of the learning of the children Proven success in running a Feeding Programme Establishment and development of the growing gardens Collecting seeds for planting in the next growing season System for the collection of rain water to be used in the dry season Development of a nutritious and locally deliverable food programme …