- Total Investment: 21.500 €
Mganja and its surroundings are located in a very poor and rural area of Malawi, about 3 hours from the capital Lilongwe. In Mganja there was only a primary school so the girls that wanted (and were able) to continue their secondary education had to move to other communities. The most common result was that they returned pregnant and without an academic qualification, closing the circle of poverty once again, as they had to give up their studies in order to take care of their babies.
A Dutch-Malawian foundation (Nazareth Foundation Malawi) is building a secondary school for girls, Tiyende College, consisting of several buildings with high-quality classrooms, administration, library, latrines, and teachers' housing. The first course is already underway, and new courses will be added each year. As a novelty, this school will have a day-care center so that mothers can continue studying while their children are being cared for.
- NGO: Nazareth Foundation (web)
- Services: 24/7 power supply for all rooms
- Impact: 240 girls
- PV Installation: 36 panels (12kW)
- Social Impact: Training for girls in risk of marginalisation
- Project Situation: In operation
This area does not have access to the electrical grid. EKI Foundation has installed a solar photovoltaic system that will provide clean and reliable electricity power 24/7 to all the school buildings, teachers’ housing, day-care center, and outdoor security lights.
This installation has been donated mostly by the Susana Monsma Foundation
We also thank the company BET SOLAR S.L. for the donation of the Victron Quattro inverter for this project.
The Tiyende Pamodzi Girls Secondary School is a reality thanks to the efforts and tenacity of Sister Josefa and Ineke Hendrickx.