All Angels School Senga Bay, Malawi – Secondary School Sponsorships
Why are we doing this?
All the international development experts say that things will improve in developing countries when girls are educated to at least the end of secondary school. They will return to the villages and ensure their own children are educated and contribute to the improved well-being in the village.
Girls who complete high school:
- Understand more about health and nutrition
- Follow those principles in their own families
- Have fewer children
- Are healthier and can contribute more to their village.
- Rotaract Clubs of Yarra Ranges & Monash
- Monash, Rotary Clubs of Lilydale, Maroondah, Templestowe, Wandin, Boronia & Manningham.
We are most fortunate in having a reliable person on the ground; who ensures all money is spent as planned, using local materials and workers where required.
In 2014 we partnered with the Deakin Geelong University Global Citizenship Program and ten students and a staff member travelled with us to Malawi to complete development and education work – click here to view more photos
This introduced the Days for Girls (washable feminine hygiene kits www.daysforgirls.org) as part of teaching women how to sew and make other items which can also be sold in the future. Prior to going to Malawi, we learned how to sew the kits on hand operated sewing machines and teach others to use them.
For more details please go to www.facebook.com/AllAngelsSengaBay/
The initial program was run under the umbrella of Art Building Children’s Dreams (ABCD) www.abcdreams.org.au, the program finds education sponsorships to help children in developing countries reach their dreams. The children draw a picture of their dreams, which usually require at least a high school education, and we help them on their way.
The Rotary Clubs of Croydon & Montrose with ABCD and Geelong's Deakin University Project Team have enabled:
- 57 students to attend high school with 2 now in tertiary education
- purchase of sewing machines & materials
- building a sewing community room & new toilets
- redecoration of the school
- repairs to school buildings
- sports uniforms & leveling sports field
- electricity & water connections
- land acquisition for future options
From 2020 the club plans to continue with and provide further sponsorships for students at secondary and tertiary level.
All the project ideas are generated in consultation with the village & school communities.
Malawi Facts (2020):
Name: Malawi(long form) Republic of Malawi
Capital City: Lilongwe (781,538 pop.)
Malawi Population: 16,777,547 (2013 est.)
Ethnicity: Chewa, Nyanja, Tumbuka, Yao, Lomwe, Sena, Tonga, Ngoni, Ngonde, Asian, European
Language: Chichewa 57.2% (official), Chinyanja 12.8%, Chiyao 10.1%, Chitumbuka 9.5%, Chisena 2.7%, Chilomwe 2.4%, Chitonga 1.7%, other 3.6%
Name: Believed to come from a native word meaning "flaming water" due to the sun's reflection on Lake Malawi; however, President Banda has stated that the name came from Lac Maravi on an antique French map.
National Day: July 6
Religion: Christian 79.9%, Muslim 12.8%, other 3%, none 4.3%