Wat is inbegrepen?
With more than half of its population living below the poverty line, Malawi is considered one of the world's poorest countries. The infant mortality rate in Malawi is extremely high, due to the poor health care and malnutrition.
In most cases, children in Malawi start primary school at the age of 6. At the moment a pre-school system is inexistent. This means that for children under the age of 6 there is little access to any form of education. There are several private nursery schools throughout the country, mostly located in large towns or cities. However, parents have to pay for their children to attend and most of them cannot afford this.
A number of rural communities have set up groups to provide children basic care and an education. These groups are run by local volunteers. However, in most cases they are underqualified, understaffed and the resources in these groups are very low.
Previous research has proven a strong link between a good pre-school education and the performance at primary school. Furthermore, learning basic English at a young age is very important when preparing children for the lessons that are taught in English at primary schools in Malawi. Nevertheless, most teachers that run the groups don't speak very good English themselves. That is why we are in great need of your help!