Malawi, Chibwe
Acronis School in Malawi, Chibwe
Construction Period: Jul 2022 – Oct 2022


Type of facility

A school building with two classrooms and sanitary facilities





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 community of Chibwe, Malawi, received its first school in 1982 with just two classrooms serving 667 students from grades 1 to 8. In July 2022, the Acronis Cyber Foundation Program team arrived and, with the help of a Project Leadership Committee of 12 people from Chibwe, started construction of a new school building which was later completed by the villagers. The committee organized volunteers and contributed 4,637 volunteer work days to the project. Since the opening of the new school, 230 previously withdrawn students have returned, and the school has received authorization from the Malawian government to appoint three additional state-trained teachers, bringing the total to 10.

Our NGO partner, buildOn, will oversee the project and guarantee its sustainability in the future.




News from the project

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Acronis Cyber Foundation Program completes construction…
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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

Help by donating
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