SEED to improve secondary education in rural Malawi -USAID – Capital Radio Malawi
24 July, 2024

SEED to improve secondary education in rural Malawi -USAID

Construction works under the SEED project-Picture by USAID

The U.S government is hopeful that its Secondary Education Expansion for Development-SEED project, will accord Malawian youth in rural areas an opportunity to further their studies.

About 38 new rural schools are being constructed across ten districts.

On Tuesday, Parliamentarians from the Education, Science and Technology and Public Accounts Committee saw first-hand progress of the secondary school building project in Bua and Kazire, located in Lilongwe rural west.

Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Science and Technology Brainax Kaisi has however sent a plea to the donors to consider bringing electricity to the schools and teachers houses.

“Because these schools have been constructed in very rural areas which will be difficult for the teachers to secure houses for renting, so we are saying why can’t we construct teachers houses that should be ready when the schools open”,  said Kaisi.

It was started in 2018 and have had a consultative discussion for better implementation of the project”, said Christine Veverka, USAID Malawi Education Office Director.

“We will have at least one school in every district, across the country except for Likoma. And we are excited about the impact”, Veverka added.

She added that they are anticipating an increase in the enrolment in the country’s rural secondary schools.

SEED is a $90 million innovative project designed to impact health and education outcomes for the youth with funding from the US government through the US president’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the US Agency for International Development-USAID.

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