About Our Malawi Charity
Classrooms for Malawi
Classrooms for Malawi’s mission is simple: to alleviate poverty through education. We believe that education offers the most sustainable route out of poverty.
To educate is to arm children against malnutrition, infant mortality and disease. A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past age 5. Yet in Malawi, there is a deficit of over 70,000 classrooms with children learning outdoors or in crumbling buildings. Through our volunteer projects, we are working to eradicate this.
We improve places of education throughout Malawi so that children go to school in safe, dynamic learning environments. Every project accounts for accessibility, health, and hygiene, three key factors which are fundamental for learning in the country.
We work side-by-side with Malawian communities and local authorities to identify schools in urgent need of improved infrastructure. Through consultation with community leaders, parents, teachers and local authorities we employ local tradesmen, working with locally sourced materials, to construct classrooms. We’ve built many strong relationships in the country, with perhaps the most important being our connection to the communities that our projects will impact.
Working in Scotland and Malawi with volunteers, schools, businesses, community groups, local authorities and other charities, Classrooms for Malawi has, since our inception in 2012, built and renovated over 200 classrooms.
Our goal is to take children out of poverty and into education. There are various ways to support us, from becoming a Corporate Charity Partner, to exploring our volunteer opportunities in Malawi. You can also find out how to donate to us, or alternatively, contact us for more information on our projects.