The Mlambe Project


Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. We at The Mlambe Project believe that the best means of aiding the Malawian people in their struggle against poverty is through the provision of sustainable livelihoods and a high quality education. We aim to achieve this through the use of low cost and high impact methods.

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Our Strategies in Detail

We’ve worked hard to transparently define our strategies on everything from operational practices to how we work with other NGOs.

Each of these outlines has a goal, key considerations, catalysts, deliverables, and future considerations. In this way, we clarify what we need to do to turn our vision into reality.

Click here to read the detailed strategy documents.

Meet the team

Stephen Kambalame

Building Projects Manager and TMP Malawi Chair

Steven’s tough childhood, which included running 40 kilometres every day to school, is one of the main reasons that he has put his heart and soul into The Mlambe Project so far. He believes that children should have easy access to education without travelling considerable distances to school. Previously a conventional builder, Steven was keen to learn about earthbag building and teach others. He has thoroughly enjoyed working with the TMP volunteers from the UK and believes that the project has a lot of potential to change Malawi’s educational infrastructure.

Steve Lovejoy

Volunteer Architect

Steve is a UK-registered architect with over five years of experience working on residential, mixed-use, and public-sector projects in the UK and China. He first got involved with The Mlambe Project in 2014 while studying for his Master’s degree in Manchester and spent an incredible month out in Chikolongo working with the Malawi team on some of our earliest school buildings. He now assists remotely, volunteering his architectural expertise and project management skills to advise the project teams. He looks forward to when he can return to the beautiful and friendly Malawian countryside.

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Portrait of Jim Bokosi (Chief) (Village Headman) sitting in a green chair wearing a blue long sleeve button down

Pupils are learning in classrooms. There is increased enrollment. Before, pupils were not going to school because they were afraid of the heavy rains, winds, and sunshine.

Jim Bokosi (Chief) (Village Headman)

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