Desde nuestros inicios el principal objetivo de Active Africa ha sido que los jóvenes pudieran acceder a una enseñanza de mejor calidad.
En Malawi nuestro reto en estos 17 años ha sido mejorar la educación en las zonas más pobres del país. Para ello, hemos restaurado y mejorado la insfraestructura de algunas de las escuelas públicas de la zona de Dowa. En cada viaje se visitan todas las escuelas que han recibido ayuda a lo largo de los años y se mantienen reuniones con la comunidad educativa y padres para conocer sus necesidades. La concesión de becas para los dos mejores alumnos de cada promoción se ha convertido en un gran aliciente para estos estudiantes sin recursos. Nuestros proyectos más importantes han sido:
Construcción y rehabilitación de edificios de dos y tres aulas en 20 escuelas de enseñanza primaria y secundaria de la zona de Dowa: St. Mathias,Dowa I , Kanjenje, Mvera, Mbindo, Lovimbi, Katundu, Chankhungu Primary, Dowa II, Chingondo, Chigwere, Mpangweni, Masadedera, Kasumba, Mtenje, Chankhungu Secondary, Mgona Secondary, Chimbang’ombe.
A lo largo de estos años nos hemos dado cuenta que teníamos que apostar por la enseñanza secundaria,ya que así se garantiza el ciclo de educación completo. Nuestra acción se ha extendido a garantizar la seguridad de las estudiantes y hemos financiado la construcción de 3 Internados para chicas en las Escuelas Secundarias de Chankhungu, Mwera y Chimbang´ombe.
Como consecuencia de nuestro apoyo a la educación nació nuestro PROGRAMA DE BECAS , por el que financiamos los estudios a los alumnos que por distintos motivos merecen una ayuda para poder seguir estudiando. Creemos que esta es la mejor inversión para un futuro mejor.
Scholarship Program : Malawi and Kenya
This is a very important program for Active Africa.
It is our reason for being and what we spend a lot of our efforts on. We believe that education will serve to improve and change the lives of many young people individually and as a society.
In Malawi , we have several actions underway,
On the one hand, and from the beginning, we decided to implement a Program through which 2 scholarships per school are awarded each year, one to the best girl and the other to the best boy of all the primary schools that are within our program in the Dowa and Kanyenje area. These students continue with our support during Secondary and Higher Studies or University. The program expanded its scope of application to other areas and territories of the country, granting scholarships to many high school and university students from Lilongwe, Blanthyre, Dowa, Mzuzu, Nkhotakota, etc.
Thanks to this, more than 2,000 young people have benefited from the possibility of pursuing higher education and marking a change of course in their lives that will directly affect the improvement of the country. Numerous scholarships have also been given to girls / boys recommended by people we trust and who are in dire need.
And of course we have supported all the orphans who are from Dzanja and Chezi. Those who have achieved a score to continue their studies receive help to go to the Centers where they have been selected and secure a good job.
Many young people in Malawi deserve this opportunity and our association is proud to be able to help some of them fulfill their dreams.
When we travel to Malawi, we visit them at their various study centers.
There is nothing that can make us feel happier than to see how these children we met at a very young age are finishing their studies and entering the job market.
We appreciate the sponsorship of Fundación Gandara, Martiderm, Zikkomo, Familia Cejudo-Mercado and other individuals who assume the cost of their studies.
On the other hand, in Kenya we are granting scholarships to many young women through the Kianda Foundation programs and with the sponsorship of the Maite Iglesias Baciana Foundation. This is a successful project that has improved the lives of many women in the most needy areas of Kenya.
New construction underway. Buildings in Primary and Secondary schools
New Laboratory and Library in Chimwang'ombe, sponsored by Fundación Barceló and MANGO
Boarding for boys at Chezi
Construction of a new block of 3 classrooms at the Kanyenje School, sponsored by MANGO
Construction of a new block of 3 classrooms at the Mtenje School, thanks to the Sponsorship of the Mercedes Armengou Foundation
Renovation of 2 blocks in the Mpangweni Primary School, sponsored by the Mercedes Armengou Foundation and other donors.
During the last trip we were able to make to Malawi, in spring 2019, we had the opportunity to see and open new classrooms in 3 Schools in the Dowa area, Central Malawi.
On the one hand, the Chingondo and Kasumba elementary schools sponsored by Mango and on the other hand, Chimwang'ombe, a Secondary School that was born through an agreement between parents, school committee and Active Africa and of which we are especially proud.
In Chimwang'ombe, thanks to these new buildings, it will be possible to double the number of pupils and thus allow all the Primary Schools in the surrounding area to send their selected students to this center. This increases the number of students but also gives a great push on the issue of security. As the School is closer, the young women are not exposed to the usual dangers of long journeys and the need to rent houses in places far from their families.
Thank you Mango and Fundación Barceló for your support.
Night School for children sheperds, Lchekuti:
Tuum and Barsaloi are two small villages in the Samburu desert. They are located about 500 kilometers from Nairobi. These arid and inaccessible places are the habitat of the Samburu and Turkana tribes.
Both the lack of rains and the fact that grazing is the main activity of these tribes, make the care of the flock the main objective of these families, a task that falls on the children who are considered the smartest.
They are children who can not go to the official school, since their work as shepherds forces them to spend the whole day taking care of the cattle and looking for new pastures. The feeding of these children is based on tea and some milk. Without academic training, they have difficulty integrating into the official educational system and even, the development of an adult social life. The goal of the lchekuti is precisely to overcome these impediments. They go to class at dusk, usually from 7pm to 9pm, when they have returned from the pastures. For their learning they use a basic program integrated into the educational system in which they are taught to read, write, Swahili, English, religion, science and basic mathematics. These are simple notions so that they can unfold into society in their near future. In addition, they offer a very nutritious food called UJI that reduces malnutrition and controls their health. Without these centers, all these children would be doomed to illiteracy.
Active Africa currently supports five Lckekutis in the villages of Tuum, Parkati, Larelok, Waserongai and Naimaralal.
Thank you. Ache Ole.