Mulika Scholarship Foundation together with Multichoice Malawi launched a joint initiative to bring supplementary education support to three community day secondary schools in Usisya, Nkhata Bay North Constituency, namely; Usisya, Bunga and Khondowe, through the installation of a DSTV package of learning/education channels. The satellite dishes and free channels have been provided by Multichoice Malawi while three flat television screens have been provided by the Mulika Scholarship Foundation. It is expected that the educational channels provided by DSTV will vastly improve the quality of education in three community schools and the student’s academic performance.
Mr. Timothy Kausipa Mkandawire, the Founder and Executive Director of Mulika Foundation expressed the importance of the launched initiative and recognized the great level of generosity with which Multichoice had responded to their request to support the initiative to improve education in the three schools.
Multichoice provided a fully installed DStv HD decoder plus dish in each school, and free access to eight (8) premium education channels (History Channel, Mindset Learn, ED, National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, BBC World News and BBC Knowledge.
“The combined contribution provided by Mulika Foundation and Multichoice Malawi will support over 1,000 students with access to a world of knowledge, information and education, and supplementary classes on science subjects and mathematics to help prepare them better for their examinations and therefore improving academic performance,” stated Mr. Kausipa Mkandawire.
“ It is an innovative and creative initiative that will bring about better learning experiences for the students, reduce the urban-rural educational divide and improve student’s knowledge and understanding of the technical subjects that are most difficult to grasps in rural settings due to lack of adequate teachers and instructional materials.”
Mr. Mkandawire emphasized that improving the quality of education in the community schools was a major goal of the Foundation. “When I founded the Mulika Scholarship Foundation, we had the goal of ensuring that our children have the best education they can have”.
The needs of our rural students and schools are many. To meet these needs, we continue to explore initiatives and partnerships such as with Multichoice Malawi that can bring about better outcomes for our students. Mulika Foundation encourages a volunteer approach in its support to our rural students. We have focal persons in and outside the country committed to this task and the Foundation welcomes more volunteers, more financial support and more books and digital learning equipment. We are open to working with institutions, organizations and individuals within and outside the country to help us start similar initiatives in all parts of our country.