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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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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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Gertrude thanks classroom supporters on video

As you can imagine this summer has been very busy at Ganet’s Adventure School Malawi – new school buildings, training in new curriculum, gardens to maintain. As a result some of the rewards to be implemented at the school have not yet happened. We will let you know when these rewards are complete. In the meantime, here is a special message from the school’s director Gertrude thanking everyone who supported the project: A long list …

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New Term, New Challenges

The new school year started on the 5th September, and teachers at Ganet’s Adventure School are busy preparing for exciting challenges ahead. The government of Malawi have announced changes to the Standard One curriculum this year, and Ganet’s teachers have been implementing these changes ahead of the new school term. School director Getrude Banda,  along with the Head, Section Head and Standard One Teacher attended two weeks of training on the new curriculum, at St. Maria …

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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 …