Malawi, Bwengu
Computer classroom at Bwengu Community Day Secondary School in Malawi
Construction Period: Mar - Jun 2023


Type of facility

Renovation of a school building with two classrooms; equipping a computer classroom





NGO partner


Academic year

September to July

Literacy rate (15+ years old)


Attendance rate

Primary school – 94.5%
Lower secondary school – 92.0%
Upper secondary school – 70.3%

Out-of-school children

Children (6 – 11 years) – n/a
Adolescents (12 to 14 years) – 308,121
Youth (15 – 17) – 534,399

Project implementation

The Malawian government made computer studies an examinable subject in 2005, but many Malawian schools still cannot afford ICT equipment. Many rural schools lack the infrastructure and resources to build a computer lab.

In 2023, Acronis and Droidcon funded the renovation of a two-room building within the Bwengu Community School. One of the rooms was turned into a computer classroom, equipped with 24 refurbished desktop computers, a projector, and a photocopier machine. This allows the current 400 students, as well as generations to come, improve their educational and employment opportunities by obtaining basic IT skills, such as using MS Office packages, as wells as ethical usage of digital resources, safe online surfing, handling digital communications, and cyberbullying prevention.

Eighteen teachers attended a training organized by our NGO partner, the Centre for Youth and Development. The training covered a wide range of topics and will ensure the effective use of this computer classroom throughout the future.

About the country


Republic of Malawi

Capital city



18.1 million people


Malawian kwacha (MWK)

Major languages

English and Chichewa

Travel information

Malawi has a sub-tropical climate, which is relatively dry.

Dry season

May to October, characterized by little to no rainfall and temperatures ranging from 26°C (78°F) to 31°C (87°F).

Wet season

November to April, characterized by higher levels of rainfall and humidity, with temperatures ranging from 20°C (68°F) to 30°C (80°F)

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

Lilongwe: Sunbird Lilongwe Hotel, Latitude 13 Hotel

Chintheche: Makuzi Beach Lodge

Places to eat

Lilongwe: CasaLinda

Best souvenirs from the country

Carved wooden masks, hand woven twig rugs, textiles, tribal jewelry, local art

Travel agencies

Adventure Office

Interpreting services

KL Translations Ltd

Proposed one week tour

Day 1: Lilongwe: Liwonde National Park

Day 2: Kasungu: School visit

Day 3: Mzuzu: Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve

Day 4: Nyika: Nyika National Park

Day 5: Nyika: Nyika National Park

Day 6: Chintheche: Beaches

Day 7: Lilongwe: Lilongwe Wildlife Trust

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