2021 Project Summary

A grant of £1000 to support the construction of a toilet block for at the special needs resource centre, Salima.

Mark Aldrich, Trusts Manger at Starfish Malawi described the aim of the Special Educational Needs Project as helping to enhance the welfare and education of children who have disabilities. These children often fail to achieve in mainstream education because the large class sizes in Malawian schools do not allow the teacher to assist disabled children as they need. The buildings themselves are not disability-friendly prevent access to teaching.

Peter Bell, Head of Fundraising at Starfish Malawi reported that the new latrines, funded by FOMA,
will be of a long drop construction with two cubicles for boys and two for girls. Crucially however the toilets will have disabled access and wider doors for wheelchairs. The new toilets are part of a larger construction project at the Everland Special Educational Needs Resource Centre sponsored by the Michael Jackson Legacy Foundation.