GRACE CHADZA – LEAD TEACHER
I was born in the capital of Malawi, Lilongwe, but I choose to live in Nkhotakota (where the rural village of Chazuka is located) because I love the people. I’m very proud to work at The Chazuka School because I can inspire these children and see change in the community. I want to see a better future for the children of Chazuka and I’m glad that I can play my part in it.
ASHIA NKHUMBWA – TEACHER
Education has always been important to me because education means you can find work and work means you can create a better life for yourself and your children. I am a woman and I am strong. I love being part of the change in this community. Before the children were just playing and fishing. Now they can read and write and that makes me happy.
LUCY – CHIEF PATROLLER
I’ve been involved in this project since the beginning when I was adopted back in 2016 and made a home in the Chazuka village. It’s my job to make sure the grounds of The Chazuka School are secure so the children can learn in a safe and happy environment. I love coming to school every day. It gets really hot here so a lot of the time you’ll find me in the shade keeping an eye on things. I may look like I’m asleep but I’m really not.
ANNIE – COOK
I like working here because the school makes me happy. In Chazuka, the people are good, this is why I live here. In the past, we didn’t have a school but now it is much better. It’s great to hear the children speaking English and reading in English. In the mornings, I cook for the children at the school. In the afternoons, I cook and clean my own home and look after my grandchildren.
ALI – SECURITY GUARD
If our kids are educated they can become doctors, nurses or even the next President. I love my job because I can protect the school. The village of Chazuka doesn’t have a lot but it is happy and it is beautiful. This school has changed the community as we now also have hope.
ROSE – COOK
Being a school cook brings me joy each day as I love to help children. I think it’s so important for children to have access to education. My favourite memory as a child was playing netball, when I was young and free. I don’t know how old I am now but I’m old enough to have 7 grandchildren! When I’m not cooking, I’m sweeping or digging and also spending time with my family.