MLOL Heart

Maureen McKenna, Founder of MLOL tells us all about the MLOL family

Malawi Leaders of Learning continues to make a difference – in whatever way – to improve learning and teaching in our Malawian partner schools.

With each visit to Malawi, by Glasgow teachers and education officers, we witness lots of evidence of improvements – particularly in literacy and numeracy levels and specifically in our Malawian schools where MLOL has funded and nurtured school libraries.

We now have 25 libraries in urban and rural primary schools in Blantyre, Malawi.

And more Malawian primary school learners than ever before are passing their standard 8 exams.

Education remains the key that will open the doors for our children in both Glasgow and Malawi.

Every child has the right to a quality education – regardless of their circumstances.

MLOL - the future

We’ve recently agreed and published the MLOL plan for the next five years – our future key commitments and aims that will see our project develop into the next stage of our initiative and continue to have an impact on learning and teaching in Glasgow and Malawi.

Our objectives remain the same – sharing good practice and learning opportunities between headteachers and teachers in both our countries and key education professionals – resulting in improving attainment and achievement in our schools.

We will also continue to maintain and help establish libraries in all urban and rural primary schools in Blantyre, Malawi to encourage reading and improve literacy levels.

Our quest to help nurture and encourage girls into secondary school is well established with donors fundraising to pay towards annual school fees for a small number of vulnerable, female secondary pupils at Stella Maris Secondary School in Blantyre.

MLOL Heart
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Malawi gets under your skin and for me even more the second time than the first. It was a joyful experience.
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