Bloomers Learning Initiative

Year: 2021
Country: Malawi
Project Status: Funded
Impact Sector: Education
Project Investment: $8,464.74

Project Launch: 12-7-21

Karonga Scouts intends to use  $8,464.74 to construct a library and literacy hub  targeting deaf students at Karonga School for the Deaf. The hub will be holding reading sessions, host creative writing workshops and story writing competitions to spur the reading and writing culture among the students. The school has been performing abysmally in Primary School Leaving Certificate Examinations due to lack of reading and practice space. Therefore, the hub will help improve literacy rate at school which will in turn increase the performance of the students while at the same time opening up opportunities for other community members to also benefit from the library. Over 100 deal students and 300 community students are expected to benefit

Project Update: 3-31-22

Karonga Scouts has constructed 80% of the library project aimed at increasing the literacy rate at Karonga School for the deaf which will in turn increase the performance of the students.  The structure which has walls, door frames and is at roofing level remains with plastering, painting and drainage development to be completed. Apart from construction, thirty (30) students have  been trained on how to write short stories and can effectively write them. One book written by 14 learners has been published and is in use now.