Community Support Initiative
A grant of £800 was awarded in November 2016 to support the construction of an Early Childhood Development Education Centre at Mzgola, near Chigwere, Mzuzu. This is an area supporting around 4,000 households in 11 villages. The project aims to provide pre-school education to 120 children of Mzgola every year. To make it sustainable, the school will generate income through sale of horticultural produce, poultry and maize in order to provide for the educational and nutritional needs of the children.
The grant was used for the purchase of construction materials for the school and for the initial supply of seeds and fertilisers for the school garden. The local community provided the labour for construction.