Joint effort to ensure an inclusive and child friendly environment in infant classes – parents and teachers in 6 districts and DAPP


DAPP Malawi works with 115 primoary chools across 6 districts in MalawiDevelopment Aid from People to People works with 115 primary schools across 6 districts under the Roger Federer Foundation funded project “Let the Children stay in school”
All selected schools are receiving children from preschools which are supported by ActionAid also via the same partner.
ActionAid and DAPP work hand in hand with the district social welfare, education offices as well as the structures and the communities around each of the preschools and the primary schools in making the learning environment friendly, inclusive and conducive for all the children.
For the 4th time DAPP has organised and invited teacher representatives from the participating schools in the 6 districts (Chitipa, Rumphi, Lilonge, Mchinchi, Nsanje and Manchiga ) for a training session during the last days of December.
The participating teachers were standard 2 teachers as well as the Deputy Head Teachers from all schools.
The topics of the training was to share lessons learnt from a recent partner meeting which was organised by the Roger Federer Foundation such as How can each school scale up its own Income Generating activities in the schools and Toy Making for Grade 1 and 2.
The training also focused on furthering the skills of teaching the large classes using Child friendly Methods among others the “Trio and Task” system. The participating teachers were all involved in producing tasks and new plans for their classes.

The joint effort of this program has now after 1 year of implementation significantly contributed to foster a joyful and very friendly learning environment for the children, more children are coming to school and are successfully moving on, girls and boys  – and all the activities are a great source of inspiration for the rest of the school as well as those in the vicinity.

The good achievements are also a result of the very fruitful collaboration with the District Education Managers, Primary Education Advisors and their Coordinating Primary Advisors.

DAPP Malawi * P.O. Box 2732 Blantyre, Malawi * Baines Road, Ginnery Corner, Blantyre * email