Buy 100 desks for Nangondo Primary School Malawi

by Extra Mile Development Foundation (EMDEF)
Buy 100 desks for Nangondo Primary School Malawi
Buy 100 desks for Nangondo Primary School Malawi
Buy 100 desks for Nangondo Primary School Malawi
Buy 100 desks for Nangondo Primary School Malawi


This project will procure 100 classroom desks to provide a supportive learning environment for 300 learners annually in standard 5, 6 and 7 at Nangondo Primary School in Machinga, Malawi. Currently, only standard 8 learners sit on desks while standard 1-7 learners sit on the floor contributing to high absenteeism rate. The school is located in a remote area with total enrollment of 940 pupils. Despite being government owned, the Ministry of Education has no financial resources to support this.

total raised
monthly donors


Shortage of desks is one of the major barriers to education that has caused most learners to drop out of school before completing primary their education at the school. Class attendance records show that 40% of the learners absent themselves during the rainy season because the floor easily becomes muddy and dirty. Adolescent girls are the major victims as they are not comfortable to sit on the floor in class during menstruation period. This contributes to poor academic performance.


This project will supply 100 classroom desks to the school to create a supportive learning environment for learners. Desks will help learners sit comfortably in class and reduce the incidence of communicable diseases that contributed to high absenteeism rates. This initiative will then decrease absenteeism rate, improve respect and dignity of girls and improve their academic performance.

Long-Term Impact

Once the project is completed, it is expected that, absenteeism rates among the learners will be reduced, the learners will improve their class performance and number of school dropouts will be reduced. This will contribute to poverty reduction and achievement of sustainable development goals through increasing number of educated people in Malawi.


Organization Information

Extra Mile Development Foundation (EMDEF)

Location: Mzuzu - Malawi
Facebook: Facebook Page
Extra Mile Development Foundation (EMDEF)
Towera Ngwira
Project Leader:
Towera Ngwira
Mzuzu, Malawi

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Malawi or in Education that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.