Kapende Village used $2400 in December, 2019 to build a nursery school. This project helped 831 people across 235 households. Kapende contributed $240, materials, and labor.

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Kapende wants to build a proper nursery school to solve a persistent problem involving early childhood education.

Community Problem: Kapende Village has no nursery school. Children in Kapende start their formal education in primary school. At that point, they are far behind their nursery school-educated peers in terms of preparation. Poorly prepared learners struggle in class and lose motivation to attend the local primary school, which is far from Kapende. For the past 12 years, Kapende has possesed the bricks to build a primary school, but NGOs and the Malawian government have failed to help finance the construction of a nursery school.

Community Solution: Kapende will construct a nursery school that will serve as a daycare and pre-school education facility. The school will provide a safe and educational environment for kids! After building the nursery school and stocking it with materials like a blackboard, chalk and books, community members will hire a teacher and pay that teacher with contributions provided by parents of children in attendance. The community has raised 10% of the project cost in cash (over $200) and will contribute labor, cement, bricks and sand to make it happen!

Partners: National Peace Corps Association

Outcome: a proper nursery school for the village

May 2019
Village Raises Cash Contribution
May 2019
Project Posted
Aug 2019
Project Funded
Dec 2019
Project Completed
Field Officer Myson Jambo

Email: myson@villagex.org
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Dollars Invested in Projects in
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*Scores based on # of waterborne illnesses, malaria cases, maternal deaths, and infant deaths per capita.
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*Scores based on school enrollment and national exam passage rates per capita.
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*Scores based on # of agriculural and non-agricultural village businesses per capita.
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*Scores based on # of roofs with iron sheets, TVs, motorcycles, and smartphones per capita.
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*Scores based on # of 60 kg bags of maize produced per capita.
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*Scores based on # of goats and cows per capita.
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