The Malawi summer team this year have some exciting project work ahead of them. Working alongside the Joshua Orphan Care Trust they will be constructing a new classroom for the Joshua Secondary School in the Pen Sulo community. The secondary school was set up by the charity in partnership with the local community, many students are sponsored through the school by Joshua and it provides give local vulnerable and impoverished children a chance for a reasonable education.
The school is thriving, but pupil numbers have now grown too large for the original facilities, with an average of 85 children in each overcrowded classroom. If this number cannot be reduced to the government standard maximum of 60 pupils per class the school will lose its position as an exam centre. If this status is removed, most children will not be able to take their secondary school exams, which would provide them with greater prospects and a brighter future.
The work of this summer’s team will help protect the education available to the children in Pen Sulo.
Below are a few photos of the school: