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Innovation, education and people-centred development

The Mlambe Project is a grassroots international NGO working to put an end to educational disadvantage in Malawi.

The Mlambe Project works through sustainable, community driven and innovative development to ensure that all children will have the fundamental right to education, transformative access to learning opportunities that give them access to livelihoods that move beyond subsistence farming and join them up to the global economy. Through our sustainable infrastructure building programme, we teach Malawians how to build schools using ecological and economic techniques. Our goals are to work towards every child having a school place throughout their primary and secondary schooling.

Malawi – one of the poorest nations in the world

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world Malawi. Despite having established a relatively stable democracy, which is by and large unaffected by domestic or international conflict. Officially called the Republic of Malawi, is located in South-East Africa and is bordering with Tanzania in the north, Zambia in the west and Mozambique to the east and south. In fact, with a population of 18 million people, over 70% of the population is living below the international poverty line of $1.90 per person per day.

Literacy rates at 62% / only half of total students persist to final grade of primary, 96% school enrolment yet only 4% govt. expenditure went to education in 2017.