I am Chimwemwe Phiri, a standard eight student at Nankhali primary school. I live in area 44 in Chochola village, which is under Traditional Authority Tsabango in Lilongwe. I was born in poor family and I have faced many problems. In our family we are four children, two boys and two girls and I am the first born and the last born is Michelle.My mother is a shopkeeper. I would like to be a nurse or doctor when I finish school.
By Chisomo Phiri, Nankhali Primary school UNICEF is building beautiful classrooms for us. I enjoy learning inside a classroom while sitting on a desk. There will be no pupils learning under a tree. We will be safe from the rains and sun. There will be no people disturbing us during class time and I will … Continue reading About the classrooms being built
Rosa Sandra was woken by a loud noise. Then she heard another loud bang and got up to look out the window. There she could see five men breaking down the door to her parent’s house. It was 2016 and the conflict in Mozambique between government troops and the Mozambican National Resistance had broken out again.
At 12 years old, Innocent Katiya might seem a little young to be an engineer. But the years he’s spent at Nankhali Primary School have given him all the qualifications he needs to help design the school’s new classroom block.
It’s a bright summer morning at Chatuwa Primary school. Children are running about and playing various games since it's their break time. The excitement continues when a UNICEF vehicle drives into the school compound. Out of the vehicle walks a young lady called Sangie. Yes Sangie, one of Malawi’s top female reggae and dancehall artists.
It is a hot, dry and windy day at Nankhali school, on the edge of Lilongwe. Most of the school is outdoors, with classes held under trees. Wherever there is a tree, dozens of children in blue school uniforms sit on the ground around a teacher, with a blackboard leant against the tree trunk.
Chikondi Mjojo wants to be a police officer when she completes her education. She works hard in school and is determined to give something back to her community. However, the high school student from southern Malawi had problems at home and was struggling to keep up with her school work.
Pauline Lot loves to write poems. When she was in primary school she wrote a poem for a competition about keeping girls in school. “It did really well and was one of the poems from our district to be selected to go to Lilongwe.”
Village Headman Kuruwe had a dream of improving the living conditions for children in his community. Using his influence he mobilized his community to mold bricks and with UNICEF's support they have managed to build a school block for learners.
My name is Chimwemwe Phiri. I am a standard 7 student at Nankhali Primary School. I come from Chonchola village, in Tsabango. My mother is a shopkeeper. My school is located in Masakhwa village. Most schools in Malawi have adequate learning and teaching materials. But Nankhali doesn’t have these things.