Most Children in Malawi Do Not Reach 5th Grade
“Net enrolment rates are high in grades one and two for both boys and girls, but over half of the children do not reach grade 5, so they leave school before they are literate and numerate.” – UNICEF Malawi
Quote Source: “Basic Education and Youth Development” http://www.unicef.org/malawi/education_3963.html UNICEF Malawi, accessed 2/26/2014
Why Do Malawian Children Leave School?
“Children leave school for a variety of reasons, citing poverty, long distances to school, early pregnancies and the poor quality of education. School environments often discourage girls and boys from attending class. Overcrowded classrooms, an absence of sports and play areas, shortages of teaching and learning material, low teacher morale and the lack water and separate toilets for boys and girls do not create a space where children are able or willing to learn and thrive. Added to this are cases bullying, sexual harassment and corporal punishment, which often go unreported and threaten children’s safety and dignity.” -UNICEF Malawi
Quote Source: “The Situation of Women and Children” http://www.unicef.org/malawi/children.html UNICEF Malawi, accessed 2/26/2014
How BeeHive School Is Different
BeeHive School is a safe, welcoming place for girls and boys of all religions, races, and backgrounds. We encourage creativity, children get to play sports and on our playground, and participate in a wide range of educational activities. The best thing about the school is that children and teachers ENJOY attending school. It is a model school for the agricultural region of Malawi, training teachers and inspiring students. Almost EVERY student graduates from Standard 7 and goes on to secondary school. Read more about the curriculum here and about why BeeHive School matters here.