Mbando is an off-the-grid rural village in Malawi - with no electricity, no Internet, and limited mobile coverage. The people suffer from a lack of educational learning resources, that have kept them in poverty. Abundance is helping to address this by building a solar-powered eLearning center using RACHEL and KEEPODS providing offline versions of the world's best free educational websites, which are updated with the latest content regularly.
This center once fully functional will support 150 users by providing 150 keepods. We have refurbished the room at Chilimba Secondary School, supplied furniture, installed the Rachel device, supplied keepods and distributed 8 laptops (5 purchased and 3 donations). We also set up solar panels and equipment to power this center.
Knowledge is key to sustained progress. Abundance Launched its Library at Mbando village on 18 November 2017. It was indeed a community of well-wishers coming together to start this library. The furniture for the library was donated by Samuel Diekert, Abundance's Strategic Advisor. Books were donated by Geetha Jaykrishnan, Namib Desert Environment Education Trust (NaDEET), UNESCO Windhoek Office and Marybeth Gallagher.
Raymond, who was trained in carpentry by Abundance built two shelves for keeping the books. These shelves are kept in a room at the Community Based Child Care Center at Mbando village. The community has nominated a librarian who records book lending in a register.
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