In Malawi all children can attend primary school free of charge. After primary school, however, the educational path ends for many because secondary schools are hardly available outside the big cities and in addition to the school fees, costs for accommodation in a boarding school would be incurred. A qualified vocational training or even an academic education thus remains an unattainable goal for most gifted young people.
In view of the high rate of AIDS-infected people in Malawi, which includes a disproportionately high number of members of the urban and mobile educational strata, an educational emergency is unfolding that could set the country back behind its current level of development. With the construction of this educational institution, the foundation is one step closer to its goal of building schools for Africa and thus helping people to help themselves.