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.

Saalim Koomar


Saalim has been involved with The Mlambe Project since May 2014, initially joining as Technical Programmes Manager and launching the education programme to sit alongside Mlambe’s sustainable building work. Saalim is a qualified teacher and uses the skills he learnt in UK classrooms to inform education programmes. He first visited Chikolongo in September 2014 and has been back regularly, establishing good relationships with the community. Saalim was TMP Chair from July 2017 to February 2021. He steered the longer-term outlook of the charity whilst retaining the core facets that make Mlambe special. He has experience in charity governance, works as a researcher in education, development, and technology, and sits on the TMP Board as a Trustee.

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Portrait of John Bamusi (Deputy Headteacher Mlambe School) wearing a purple button down and a black tie with red and white stripes trees in the background

We all appreciate the good quality and reliable work done by The Mlambe Project for the people of Malawi.

John Bamusi (Deputy Headteacher Mlambe School)

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