Education in Malawi

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

 

Only 26% of children in Malawi complete 8th grade. Source: UNICEF 2009 Report - United Nations Malawi http://www.unmalawi.org/agencies/reports/UNICEF_MLW_annualreport_2009.pdf
Only 26% of children in Malawi complete 8th grade. Source: UNICEF 2009 Report – United Nations Malawi
http://www.unmalawi.org/agencies/reports/UNICEF_MLW_annualreport_2009.pdf

 

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

As children in Malawi grow up, fewer and fewer attend school. Almost equal numbers of girls and boys start school in Grade 1, but most girls stop attending after grade 6, when they hit puberty. Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics http://www.uis.unesco.org/Pages/default.aspx
As children in Malawi grow up, fewer and fewer attend school. Almost equal numbers of girls and boys start school in Grade 1, but most girls stop attending after grade 6, when they hit puberty.
Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics http://www.uis.unesco.org/Pages/default.aspx

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.

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