Our team traveled to Malawi to check in with teachers who participated in previous mission trip teaching programs. We are working to define what the next step is to help build early literacy in the Northern Region of Malawi. Meetings were held with government officials as well in the capital, Lilongwe. We toured the schools that have been built with the assistance of First Presbyterian Church, Watertown. We were also able to donate school supplies to the community of Mbowe where a new school block should open within a few months. This project began is 2012 when our team formed bricks with the villagers. In 2013 we laid the cornerstone and the walls began to form! We were able to meet with two of the three Widows groups who participate in the WOGWF. We traveled to Mzenga where the Clint McCoy Community Center provides three meals a week to over 90 children who also participate in lessons games with a representative from the Widows' Fund. Finally, we visited a new school program on the campus of Michengutuwa Church supporting their needs with supplies.
The 2015 fact finding trip included: meetings with government officials, The Children's Library Program at Mzuzu University, meetings with teachers, and school visits. Enjoy our pictures, we hope they give you a glimpse of our work.
Heather White's book, The ABCs of Malawi, can be purchased for $7 per copy. All profits from the book support M.E.L.T.. Donations will be used to provide additional school materials and teacher training. If you'd like to continue to support the Keys to Education project click the link below.Help continue the work - Donate Now (coming soon)