From September 2017 the Primary School at Zioya will be run by ECRAD.
The school will continue to serve the local community with 1200 children registered, including 400 orphans, from 10 villages.
ECRAD has taken over the governance of the school to ensure a consistent education experience for the young boys and girls from Zioya and the villages of Kanyemba, Zimenyana, Kauwa, Muisa, Edward, Chibala, Daule, Malimwe and Kantema.
Education is critical to preparing the young people for their future and to give them every opportunity to make the most of their talents.
Some may go onto Secondary School, though with Secondary School not being free and a selection process in place, not many will be able to follow that path.
The good news is that primary education is free in Malawi and the school will be able to provide a good education to as many children as can fit.
ECRAD is now responsible for the governance of the school and its teaching staff. With running costs of around £1000 per month for salaries this is a significant undertaking.
Please pray for the Zioya Primary School , its staff and all its pupils.
That school will be a happy time for the boys and girls that attend, that they will be safe travelling to and from school each day and that they will receive an inspiring and varied education and sport program.
If you can, please consider practical support through giving regularly to ECRAD to enable it to support the teaching staff and school.