Malawi, Bwengu
Computer classroom at Bwengu Community Day Secondary School in Malawi
Construction Period: Jul - Oct 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.

Providing a computer classroom at Bwengu Community School, will increase digital literacy of the local 387 children and improve their educational and employment opportunities. In addition to basic IT skills, such as using MS Office packages, students will learn ethical usage of digital resources, safe online surfing, handling digital communications, and cyberbullying prevention. Local teachers will also benefit by increasing their digital literacy skills and having more effective teaching tools.

The project will renovate an existing 2-room building that previously served as the school’s library and store. The store has been relocated to the administration block, making the room available for renovation into a computer classroom. Another added benefit is that the renovation will also extend to the library room.

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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