Correct handling of food supply
A mango plantation will also be established next to the school. Mango is a basic food in Malawi and it’s used in many different ways. Each child will have the opportunity to take care of his or her own mango tree and learn about the importance of nature and food. However, water is needed to build a mango plantation. Water supply can be secured by a fountain on the school grounds. For the construction of the fountain including the mango plantation called “One Child One Tree”, donations were collected in-house. Thus, another important element was contributed to the school construction through the help of the LINEAR team. Many thanks to the generous donations from the LINEAR staff!
The abc-Gesellschaft is engaged in Malawi since 2008. For the 82-year-old founder Franz-Josef Kuhn this is a matter close to his heart - as has been the case with numerous educational projects in Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru, as well as in Sri Lanka and Nepal, which he has been supporting with the abc-Gesellschaft since 1984. The former publisher has already built 35 schools for around 17,000 students in Asia, South America and Africa, including 26 in Malawi, one of the five poorest countries in the world. In Malawi, the abc-Gesellschaft cooperates with the Tsogola La Ana organization, which is run by two retired social workers who take care of the entire organization on site.
Bücherbörse Köln e.V. has also set itself the goal of providing well-directed and sustainable education to students in educationally disadvantaged regions. For this purpose, Cologne’s largest book exchange, launched in 2012 by students of the Technical University of Cologne, takes place once a year. All proceeds from the book sale go to educational projects in disadvantaged regions. The book sale already has the character of a true event: In addition, the book and record sales, there is an extensive supporting program. Since 2012 this has enabled the construction of a total of 10 in Kenya and Malawi.
We are very happy that we found these partners for our project and are already looking forward to the progress of the school