Renovation of a Classroom Block at Naminga Primary School

Year: 2020
Country: Malawi
Project Investment: $3,602.74
Project Status: Funded
Sector: Education

Project Launch: 7-22-20

Justin Water Users Association together with the Naminga community will renovate a classroom block at Naminga Primary School in Machinga District. The existing structure was damaged by Tropical Cyclone Idai in November 2019. This grant will support the community in rebuilding the floor, roof, and walls. Once completed, it will be used by over 200 students out of the 1,220 that currently learn under a tree. This project will provide a conducive learning environment to the students which is expected to reduce absenteeism and improve classroom performance in the long run. 

Project Update: 12-31-20

The renovation of a classroom block at Naminga primary school project is about 95% complete. The $3,602.74 project has renovated a two-roomed classroom block at the primary school, providing a safe learning environment for the 200 learners at the school every year The completion of this project will increase the number of classrooms at the school to six (6) which is expected to reduce the percentage of absenteeism as students are often discouraged by the unsafe classrooms especially in the rainy season as the classrooms leak. The community has been very dedicated in this project making sure they honor both their cash and in-kind contributions by providing local available materials such as sand, bricks, water, and security of the procured materials. They have also ensured increased day to day participation and supervision which has led to quick and smooth implementation of the project.