The installation of these solar-powered schools would benefit a total of 5588 pupils, including 2900 girls, and 62 instructors in the following villages: Chalaula, Chang’ombe, Chilinda, Chintchinda, Chiwinga, Kachule, Makungwa, Mphowe, and Ndatuwa enabling students and teachers to make better use of classrooms on gloomy, rainy days or in the evenings for study sessions.
Since they lack electricity and are preoccupied with home activities during the day, most adults in these communities are unable to learn without secure, well-lit classrooms in the evenings. SCB has also financed nine Adult Literacy Programs, which will begin in the same Malawian solar-powered schools in 2022.
McDonald Chiputula, Country Director for buildOn Malawi, says, “Community members are already enthusiastic and keen to sign up for sessions when they begin in March 2022.” Hundreds of women and men will get the opportunity to study this year, many for the first time, thanks to SCB’s sponsorship. The skills they learn will benefit their lives, families, and communities.”
“Globally, 59 million primary school-aged children are not attending school.” More youngsters will drop out of school or never enrol if classrooms are not properly illuminated. “With buildOn, we are boosting education and moving closer to our goals of a low-carbon future,” says Kevin McGeeney, CEO of SCB.
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