Kadyalunda Apiculture Project
Project Launch: 9-13-19
The Kadyalunda Community Based Organisation (CBO), founded in 2015, aims to launch a beekeeping project in Balaka, Malawi. A number of trainings will equip community members with bee keeping (apiculture) skills. The 80 participants, including 60 school-aged orphans and 20 caretakers, will then harvest honey and make candles. By selling these products, participants will be able to generate income to support the basic needs of their households and communities.
Project Update: 1-23-20
The Kadyalunda Community Based Organization (CBO) through the Kadyalunda Apiculture Project has successfully completed training of all its 30 members in beekeeping, covering Beehive production and hanging, colonization procedures, harvesting, and processing. After the training, 30 bee hives were procured and set up. Out of these, 23 beehives have since been colonized representing 76.7% occupation rate showing that the training was also very successful. The project has increased the attention of community members who also want to join the group. The production of home made candles will start after harvesting of honey has started where wax will be generated as raw materials.
Final Report: 5-31-22
Tsalani Primary School Management Committee, in collaboration with Dalitso Mndala, a CorpsAfrica alumnus, has successfully seen the construction of a two-roomed classroom block at Tsalani Primary School, the second with World Connect support. The $8,992.84 newly constructed school block in Miliyoni village, Senior Group Village Head Chiendausiku in Balaka district is accommodating a total of 143 students with 76 learners in standard 5 and 67 learners in standard 6. Before the project, standard 5 and 6 students used to learn under a kitchen shelter. Apart from learning in a conducive environment, the students are also enjoying a reduced distance as some used to travel a distance of not less than 3 km to the nearest full primary school. Additionally, the new classroom block has also attracted more students leading to an increase of 530 learners from the initial 481 learners. One of the community members expressed his gratitude by saying “as a community member this project has given my children the opportunity to access standard 6 education in a good environment and closer to home”