Grace Primary School
Dowa District, Malawi
Project Needing Funds:
Construction of another two-classroom block needed for further grades added to the school
Bricks and labour to be provided by the community
2015 - Construction of a two-classroom block funded by a donor from Western Canada
The Grace Centre aims to address the needs of the people in the impoverished area of Dowa, Malawi. It runs a boy's and girl's home, a community health education program, an agricultural program, a primary school, and a preschool. It is operated by Circle of Hope International, a faith-based community development organization.
In 2010, the Grace Centre started an education program for the children. Grace Preschool began by offering the nursery and preschool, but the education initiative has gradually expanded and in 2012 Grace Primary School started offering grade 1 and 2 education to over 200 students.
Although originally started for the children from the Grace Centre homes, the schools have opened their door to children from the local community as well. The student population is growing, making the need for more classroom space critical.
Katengeza Village, Dowa District, Malawi