Written by Chimwemwe Milulu 18 April 2018
Irish foundation builds school in Malokotera
Located in one of the hard to reach areas in Mzimba North, Malokotera Primary School is surrounded by hills and tobacco farms.
SHF Chairman Turlough O’Sullivan at the opening.
Over the years, learners in the area have been walking an average of 7 kilometres to access primary education and 17 kilometres to the nearest secondary school at Enukweni.
Situated about 20 kilometres off Mzuzu-Karonga M1 Road, the school has a total enrolment of over 400 learners.
Pupils show their delight
The project has been funded by an Irish benefactor, Schools and Health Foundation, which according to its Chief Executive John Mitchell, believes education is an effective tool to free societies from poverty. Schools and Health Foundation is engaged in such projects in four African countries including Malawi. The Lions Club of Mzuzu partnered SHF in the project.
SHF volunteer Debbie O’Connell presented education packs to the children.