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In Malawi
Malawi Facts
• Independent since 1964
• 18 million people — 47% under 14
• Roughly 500 mi. long
• English & Chichewa are t...
The Warm Heart of Africa
• 10 ethnic groups
• Tradition of hospitality,
friendship and courtesy
• Deteriorating human righ...
Malawi Schools
4
Malawi School Challenges
• Free primary education (resulting in too many
students)
• Lack of facilities
• Large class size...
ALP – Malawi Partners
Together we have started 284 libraries
DAPP Malawi – Development Aid People to People (lead partner)...
Effects of ALP & Partners
Well-trained teachers and librarians
7
DAPP student teachers -> ALP libraries
8
Effects of ALP & Partners
Books!
9
Effects of ALP & Partners
Methods and Resources
10
11
2013 ALP Summit
Hosted by DAPP Chilangoma TTC
Malawi’s Future
12
Will you do a book drive so more
children in Malawi
have access to books?
www.africanlibraryproject.org
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African Library Project in Malawi

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The African Library Project (ALP) has started 284 school libraries in Malawi, a country in southeastern Africa. Volunteer book drive organizers in the US and Canada collected the books and money to ship them. Learn more about Malawi and ALP's partners there. Learn how you can start a library too!

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African Library Project in Malawi

  1. 1. In Malawi
  2. 2. Malawi Facts • Independent since 1964 • 18 million people — 47% under 14 • Roughly 500 mi. long • English & Chichewa are the 2 main languages • Plateau, highlands, valley • 90% work in agriculture • Environmental issues are deforestation, drought, and water pollution • World’s lowest GNI per capita -- $250 • 53% live below poverty line • Literacy – 73% male, 59% female 2
  3. 3. The Warm Heart of Africa • 10 ethnic groups • Tradition of hospitality, friendship and courtesy • Deteriorating human rights under President Bingu wa Mutharika • President Arthur Peter Mutharika (brother of Bingu wa) since 2014. Some peaceful protests about corruption in early 2015. 3
  4. 4. Malawi Schools 4
  5. 5. Malawi School Challenges • Free primary education (resulting in too many students) • Lack of facilities • Large class size—average 60 students/classroom 5
  6. 6. ALP – Malawi Partners Together we have started 284 libraries DAPP Malawi – Development Aid People to People (lead partner) WBF – Wungwero Book Foundation (founding partner) MIE -- Malawi Institute of Education 6
  7. 7. Effects of ALP & Partners Well-trained teachers and librarians 7
  8. 8. DAPP student teachers -> ALP libraries 8
  9. 9. Effects of ALP & Partners Books! 9
  10. 10. Effects of ALP & Partners Methods and Resources 10
  11. 11. 11 2013 ALP Summit Hosted by DAPP Chilangoma TTC
  12. 12. Malawi’s Future 12 Will you do a book drive so more children in Malawi have access to books? www.africanlibraryproject.org

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