With less than two weeks until our U.S. team departs for Malawi (March 6th), planning and preparations are in full swing. Our U.S. team will meet with the Malawi Polytechnic students upon their arrival, and the project team will work with village leaders in Luwanje to finish building rehabilitations, stock up on resources, and open our new education center!
While the education center is the main objective of our upcoming trip, our RPI students are also planning a secondary project, which will benefit our village in terms of health and education. We are beyond excited to see what they have planned!
In addition to planning for the Malawi 2020 trip, our Board of Directors recently met with RPI students to discuss their goals for this current semester and set roadmaps to achieve those goals. Since then, RPI students have made great progress in improving and growing their chapter. Members of the Malawi Polytechnic team recently sent video recordings to the RPI students, which they have been using to learn Chichewa, the local language in Malawi, as part of their weekly meetings. They have been partnering with other student organizations on campus, and have restructured their meeting format. The students have already seen an increase in members and meeting attendance. This is vital to the sustainability of the chapter, and therefore our efforts in Malawi. They have quite an exciting semester ahead!
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