Some Malawi teachers are set to benefit from a partnership with their United Kingdom (UK) counterparts under a British Council project called ‘Connecting Classrooms’.
As part of the project, last Thursday the British Council held a partnership conference in Mzuzu where 10 out of 45 partner schools in the district attended. Participants included teachers from Oban High School and Cardinal Hume in the UK who were in the country to visit their partner schools of Mazozo Secondary School and Chihame II CDSS.
One of the Malawi participants Zifire Ng’oma, a teacher from Chihame II CDSS, said the teachers were able to share experiences in line with project goal of creating opportunities for Malawians and building connections with their UK counterparts.
“Our partnership has only been for a year, but we have benefited a lot. We want to continue working on our collaboration,” said Ng’oma.
Antonia Amomory from Cardinal Hume, said they came up with strategies to be used to improve students’ performance in both schools.
Oban High School donated K826 000 to buy maize for porridge after discovering that students absconded classes because of hunger. They are currently working on a zero hunger project with school children.
The project is being implemented with support from the Department for International Development (DfID). n