Malawi


We have been working with Centre for Youth and Development in Mzuzu since 2015 to provide technology-enabled education in schools in the Northern Region of Malawi.

 

A computer lab installed by Turing Trust

Why Malawi?


Malawi is a densely populated country in Southern Africa and has a government committed to creating a technologically driven middle-income country by 2020.  Malawi is predominantly rural, with only 20% of the population living in urban areas. Access to digital technology is much harder in rural areas.

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Map of Africa to show Northern Region of Malawi

Where?


Our work covers the whole of Malawi’s Northern Region. We are based in Mzuzu with our partner organisation, Centre for Youth and Development. We began working in the North as we felt this is where we could have the greatest impact. We now hope to expand into the Central and Southern Regions, covering 80% of schools by 2023.
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Katoto secondary school computer laboratory

How?


Our goal in Malawi is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to get the digital skills they need to make the most of the digital world. Through our project we want to enable Malawian schools to make sure their students are digitally literate, their teachers have the skills and resources to make this happen.

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Girls learning IT at Chinunkha Community Day Secondary School

Progress


Each school receives 20 PCs equipped with our eLibrary and a maintenance contract which lets us provide support and training for teachers and school staff. This means that students get the benefits of digital education from day one. We monitor our impact in schools and will continue to update our progress as we learn more.
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