Successful Projects in Malawi

We have had many successful projects in Malawi and we are delighted to share them with you! Please read on to learn more about our successes and if you have the time to come and see them for yourself we would welcome you see our volunteer page for more information or contact us here!

Falls Secondary School

Building Malawi began life as Building Futures in Malawi a support group for Falls Secondary School. Since we began we have built a total of 6 classrooms, a toilet block and a library and a staffroom block for the school. As well as these buildings we have also contributed a shipment of books to the school. We have also supplied 2 computers and a printer. 
We welcome you to visit the school. Click here for information on Volunteer work in Malawi with Building Futures in Malawi. It's free and extremely rewarding! Please Contact Building Malawi here if you would like to visit our projects! 
The school is now financially self sufficient. We do not contribute toward the running of the school. As a result the school does not depend on our support.
Falls Secondary School and Falls Satellite Library can be see on Google Maps:

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We currently support the school by sending volunteers to visit the school. Our volunteers teach, coach sports and help with maintenance of the school.

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The 2006 team of volunteers re-decorated the school and built shelves for the library. They also re-plumbed the toilet block and replaced some of the old desks.
The latest exam results for the school have been extremely impressive and it ranks amongst the highest in the city. 
Building Malawi have also built a library in the grounds of Falls Secondary School and this library has become a wonderful asset to the school and the surrounding community.


Kaps Model School 

Kaps School is a Nursery, Primary and Secondary School that has been built by Booker Kapalamula Banda. Booker began the project 3 years ago and has plans for the school to extend to include a teacher training centre. 

Tom with the directors of the national library service















In 2006 we built a Library in the grounds of the school. As well as serving the school the new Library block is also open to the wider community. It is run by the Malawi national library.


See Kaps Model School and Kaps Satellite Library on Google Maps:



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The 2007 team returned to KAPS school to find the secondary school block complete and were pleased to see the school thriving. They lent their time to the school teaching English, maths, biology and physical science. They also purchased vital textbooks and science equipment for the school.




Community Sports Coaching

When our project Manager, Tom Bowden, came to Malawi in 2001 he was invited to take time out from coaching Falls Secondary School to coach the Malawian national team. Aside from it being a fantastic experience it also highlighted a real need for football development in Malawi. 


Tom found that Malawian children were not being given the opportunity to reach their sporting potential. Tom felt that their enthusiasm and raw talent deserved more so he set up a community coaching programme at Premiership club Silver Strikers in Lilongwe. He taught the coaching staff how to coach children between the ages of 5 and 11. Now every monday the stadium is open to children to receive the opportunity to play and learn from the coaches.It has been incredibly successful and regularly attracts over 200 children.



Tom ran a coaching clinic for 15 malawian coaches with the hope that these coaches will replicate the success achieved at Silver Strikers across the entire city. It was during this clinic that Tom met James who has now become the head coach of Lingadzi Academy. James is a recognised football coach and had been working with a Malawi Premier League team. He wanted to work to develop young footballing talent in Malawi.  He is trained to deliver the HIV/AIDS awareness message. 

The summer 2006 team have been running holiday football courses. They have been coaching Silver Strikers youth and senior teams as well as coaching street children. They have also been involved in coaching at a refugee camp and a prison. 










We are currently expanding the football coaching programme and have bought land that will become a Community Sports School in Lilongwe. Please help by donating to Malawi. If you are interested in becoming a Building Malawi sports coach please contact us.


Hundreds of Photos from Lingadzi Academy Now On Facebook!

Friday 14th December 2012

Hi everyone, Building Malawi has been extremely fortunate to welcome many visitors and volunteers to Lingadzi Academy in Malawi. These wonderful folk have posted photos to our Facebook Page. Please check them out here: Be sure to like us on Facebook too! We would love it if you could visit Lingadzi Academy. We do not charge our volunteers. For more information check out our Volunteers page here: Best wishes from the entire team at Building Malawi! [caption id="attachment_103" align="alignnone" width="301" caption="Kids at Lingadzi Academy earlier this year"]Kids at Lingadzi Academy earlier this year[/caption]


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