Children in the Wilderness (CITW) has been operating in Malawi since 2003. Our Eco-Club Programme, focusing on environmental education and life skills, currently runs in 17 schools across Malawi. The CITW Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Programme has many active groups across the Region, with high school and young adults running various give-back campaigns in their communities, and spreading the word of what CITW is all about.
Our CITW Regional Programme Manager, Janet Wilkinson, together with our wonderful board member Jan Mallen, spent a week visiting our Eco-Club schools in the Malawi programme in October. Janet and Jan made special time to meet with the children who are currently being sponsored through our scholarship programme.
A visit to Bandawe Girls Secondary School, where our scholarship programme has been running since 2006, highlighted the need for some work on the computer room. The computer room, established in 2013, has six very old computers with no internet access. The girls are desperately keen to learn MS basics and use the computers to research and delve deeper into their learnings.
Janet had this to say about their visit to Bandawe Girls: “I was particularly struck by the humility and impressive work ethic of our scholarship students; but perhaps more poignant is the prospect of 500 schoolgirls learning science with access to just six computers. Any computer donations would be most gratefully received!”
Help us contribute to Bandawe Girls Secondary School’s computer lab, and make a difference in the lives of these children. Make a donation for us to purchase computers for Bandawe Secondary School’s computer lab, revamp the room, or courier donated computers to the school.