Every month the Canadian board members put together a newsletter to bring to you what’s happening at the Kuwala Campus in Malawi. This is your chance to see how the school is progressing month after month and the direct results your donation is having on the impact of teenage girls in Africa.
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In this edition, the students took some time off their studies to have a sports day with another local school. We have few new employees to announce, Mr. Loydwel Katanga, teaching geography, history, bible studies, and English studies.
Caroline, Form One student, writes about her experience at Kuwala.
In this edition the students at Kuwala have been in lock-down after the government declared the Cholera outbreak a major health risk to Malawi. The students however studied while they were in lock-down in their villages. They returned to school later in January.
The Kuwala staff had time to develop their teamwork during an offsite workshop called, “Organizational Culture Training.”
Malawi welcomes Canadian delegation.
This is a special edition to finish off our incredible 2022 year. Many thanks to all our donors for making this year our best yet! We completed many projects, had our first graduation of Form 4 students, and it was our first visit to Malawi in almost three years.
Students off to a great start.
In this edition, we document a typical day at the Campus and meet Head Chef, Mr. Phillius Kupeta.
Welcome new students!
This edition explores new hope and new beginnings with the next cohort of students. Oct was International Girl Child Day and World Teacher’s Day. This newsletter’s special edition also has the entire graduating class of 2022.
In this newsletter, we reflect on a meaningful school year and look forward to new cohort of students. Kuwala also forms the first ever Parent Teachers Assocation.
Graduation class of 2022.
The August edition is extra special. The first cohort of Form 4 students has graduated. We are excited to announce the next new cohort of 60 students will arrive this fall!
To finish off the semester, the graduating class went on a field trip to the University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) to explore different agricultural practices.
Celebrating our partnership between Canada and Malawi.
In the July edition, students are back at their studies and the new student candidates were writing their entrance exams. Over 600 girls showed up!
Kuwala continues to grow, we purchased some new land next to campus property to develop an organic farming practice by hiring a new Farm Supervisor.
School is out.
In June the students took a small break and headed home for a much-deserved break.
Good progress was made on the second staff house with windows and doors being installed. The students continue their Community Outreach Program by revisiting a Likango village near the campus to weed and care for the trees that were previously planted.
Kuwala welcomed Caroline Delany, Canada’s High Commissioner to Malawi.
In this edition, we discuss the environmental changes that Malawi is experiencing.
This edition celebrates Earth Day with the students looking after the tomatoes growing in the greenhouse.
Construction starts with our first duplex staff house and an article on what Kuwala is doing to mitigate the effects of climate change.
International Women’s day
This edition kicks off with what International Women’s Day means to the Kuwala girls and all of Malawians.
Great futures start with the basics. New uniforms, desks, and beds have arrived at the campus for the new students accepted this year.
In this edition, we feature Teacher Mr. Dan Phiri, and a very engaging student essay by Tiyanjane, a Form 4 student writing about the importance of educating girls.
Major donor funds new classroom block!
This edition celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Other newsworthy articles include environmental impacts from storm Ana and our newly funded second classroom block. In this newsletter, we are featuring bios on our newest teacher and 3 student profiles.
New year new look.
In this edition, the seasonal rains have come painting the land a shade of green. The students are back from the Christmas holidays and we have new students in Forms, one through four. Kuwala was nominated as one of 49 Canadian charities eligible through the Aligned Social Responsibility program called, “Giving Generously.”
It’s the time of the year to give and receive thanks.
This is the last edition of the newsletter for 2021. We will continue in 2022 with new stories from the field. In this edition, Kuwala gives back to the elders from neighbouring villages with Christmas hampers. As we say goodbye to 2021, we welcome to the campus another group of students starting in Jan-22.
Green and growing.
This is the Christmas version of the newsletter just before the students break for the seasonal holidays in Malawi. Girls are doing a little spring cleaning-early we might add to leave the campus clean for the holiday. St. Peter’s Assembly Hall is getting ceiling lights and a gas main for the commercial kitchen installed this month.
International Day of the Girl Child.
In this edition, the students journey to Savannah beach on Lake Malawi. The debating club is in the zone, with Green and Red teams showing off their colours. October is the month of Thanksgiving; to give thanks, the girls show off their larger-than-life handcrafted card.
A strong focus on learning
In this fall edition, the girls are back and using computers as a study tool. Huge crowds showed up for the entrance exams, and construction on St. Peter’s Assembly Hall is more than just bricks and mortar.
Goin’ home, going mobile
The Kuwala girls are taking a break and going home for the end of the summer for a few weeks.
In this issue, we meet the culinary team and they share their life story. The students continue to pay it forward by visiting the village as part of their Outreach program.
All aboard, a road trip.
Our Kuwala girls step into Africa’s wild countryside on their first-ever road trip. Also in this issue, you will learn how the students’ commitment to give back results in pints of blood. Come read with us as McSensio Raphael discusses what Kuwala means to him personally.
Education for life.
In this issue, we are showcasing quadratic equations, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and Sports Days—all study and no play is not much fun!
We are keeping connected over 14,002 km.
In this issue, we explore some of the ways we stay connected to our Malawian team in order to bring you monthly updates.
Spring has sprung.
Kuwala celebrated an exceptional Easter Sunday! The students and staff were lead by a meaningful sermon from the Pastor, refreshments and an opportunity to gather in small groups.
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International Women’s Day.
In March, around the world, we recognized International Women’s Day. Together, we can celebrate the accomplishments at Kuwala Christian Girls School, where young girls are on their way to achieving an education that will lift them towards a better life.
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