In 2017 we introduced an after-school program based on a popular children’s television series airing on PBS in the US called Design Squad Global. Our partner Symon, from Children in the Wilderness, Malawi, is seen here (left) with one of the teachers and some of the drawings done by the children. The concepts of design and technology are applied to real life problem-solving issues for the children and teachers in several schools have been taught the curriculum.
Malawi .. June 2017. With members of the team involved in our publication launched in 2016. The students research and write all the stories and are responsible for the publication’s production and distribution. This beautiful old tree with its gnarled trunk and spreading roots provided the perfect seating arrangement for our meeting.
Our student Janet working alongside other friends in the school library.
For the 2015 e-reader launch at Bandawe Girls Secondary School, Malawi Broadcasting sent a TV and a Radio crew. Seen here, Gillian being interviewed about the e-readers.
Bandawe Girls Secondary School students with their e-readers.
Gillian with former students Andrew and Felix. Both are now at university majoring in Journalism and the Humanities respectively.
Symon Chibaka from Children in the Wilderness with our student Maggie. CITW holds after school eco clubs to teach children about conservation and their environment. They have recently been involved in an extensive tree planting program.
Michael showing a group of secondary school students how to play the guitar.
Symon with some of the thousands of seedlings that have been potted and prepared by local children for re-planting. Some of these children are on the Rosemary Pencil scholarship program who attend CITW’s after-school eco clubs.
Mercy and Chifundo were both on our scholarship program. Mercy is working at a safari camp and Chifundo is now training to be a safari guide. Seen here with Gillian and Symon.
Students using their e-readers in the classroom.
Malawi 2018 – Symon, Andrew, Felix Elliot, Chifundo and Matthews.
The 2015 e-reader launch at Bandawe Girls Secondary School
Mary, one of our students in Zambia, who plans to do very well at school and become a journalist.
With my good friend Symon from CITW Malawi. We have been working together for over ten years now.