Malawi

Partner Since Sector Region
CCAP SoL 2005 Education Northern Region
Program period Beneficiaries Budget Room for funding
2011 - 2015 3,600 children € 667.868 € 117.500

Partner 
The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Synod of Livingstonia, is one of the oldest and biggest churches in Malawi. It has 170 congregations and more than 1,000 prayer houses throughout the Northern region of Malawi. In its ministry, it does not only reach out to communities with spiritual care, but it is also involved in development projects for education, health care, HIV/AIDS, water & sanitation, food security, and civic education. In this way, the Synod has become an important civil society organization in Malawi, touching the lives of many.

Program
Our Malawi Education Program is aimed at realizing an improvement in the quality of basic education for children in the Luwelezi and Mpasazi presbyteries, in the north of Malawi. Activities include the construction of 19 two-classrooms blocks, 25 teacher houses, 42 double latrines and 20 Girls Changing Rooms (GCR), the furnishing of 30 classrooms, and the training of 250 members of Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and School Management Committees (SMCs) and 140 members of Mother Groups. The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports this program with an amount of € 440.090.
 
Beneficiaries
Beneficiaries are children in the age of 6 to 18 years old. The 20 schools in the Luwelezi presbytery have an estimated number of 9.000 pupils, while the 15 schools in the Mpasazi presbytery have 10.280 pupils.

Impact
In 2011, an independent evaluation of the education program implemented by WSN and CCAP Synod of Livingstonia in the period between 2005 to 2010 found an increase in girls' participation in education and a reduction in drop-out rates among girls. Communities spoke highly of the World Servants teams, particularly on their example of collective effort, time management, and gender equality – practices that the communities are trying to emulate. Go to the sidebar on the right to read the full report.