Braidhurst & Malawi
We are looking to join this programme and create a direct link to a Malawian school where we will work alongside them to improve the attendance and quality of education. In order to do so, we plan to do the following:
We will create a partnership with a school in Mulanje, a small area of Malawi. Alongside other North Lanarkshire schools, we will aim to build strong links through constant communication with the objective to develop a good working relationship.
- Employ an attendance officer
In aim to boost the attendance of girls in our school, we will employ a female attendance officer who will travel the local area and encourage young girls to attend. Transport, probably in the form of a bicycle, may also be provided. This role will be carried out by an ex-pupil of the school, a female who made it through primary and secondary and is thought to be a ‘role model’ to young girls of the community.
- Fundraising: The ’Malawi Committee’
Raising funds is key in order to send educational resources to our Malawian school and also to send some of our pupils out to visit. A committee will therefore be set up, meeting one lunch-time every two weeks, to develop ideas and organise fundraising events. We are inviting anyone in S1-6 to join and become involved in the whole school initiative.
- Educational Visit to Malawi
We have the opportunity through fundraising to send several pupils to Malawi in June 2018.
The visit involves:
- Fundraising of £1750 per child – carried out within and out with school
- Fly to Malawi in June 2018 for roughly 10 days
- In return of the visit, pupils will creating a powerpoint of their experiences and deliver this to the school.