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Our partner in Malawi are South African missionaries Keith and Christeen Moller who came to work with the Yawo people of Malawi in 1996. The 1.6 million strong Yawo race is traditionally Muslim. Due to the country’s history, they have been badly marginalised by the rest of Malawian society; they live in the mountainous South East of the country, cut off, many miles from roads and basic amenities.
Education is very limited in the area, with children walking for up to five hours daily to attend the nearest (overcrowded) school. The Yawo are desperate for their children to be educated, and the government is keen that there should be schooling for this region, and offered to provide pay for staff and teaching materials if a proper school is built. Good education for the children will transform people’s lives in these villages.
Mission Direct has now been working in this community since 2010, building the region’s first and only primary school, so far building four out of an eight classroom school and a toilet block – as well as offices and accommodation for teachers. Our teams continue work on the second block of classrooms, teachers’ accommodation and a library block.