DREAMS OF EDUCATION AT LOYOLA JESUIT SECONDARY SCHOOL, KASUNGU, MALAWI  An “option for the poor” school, Loyola Jesuit Secondary School hopes to help realize some of the dreams as expressed by renowned Malawian poet Q Malewezi in a poem read at our Groundbreaking Ceremony, 21 September 2012.  ANYTHING I can be anything I can […]

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06 FebSong of Celebration

Khumbo Mkandawire and Mirriam Phiri, Standard 7 learners at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Kasungu, perform their own song in celebration of Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS).

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30 JanPortraits of Kasungu


The people of Kasungu are the inspiration for Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS), Malawi. They are the heart and soul of the project: these simple portraits can only go so far in conveying their enthusiasm for and contribution to the realisation of the LJSS dream.

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30 JanPortraits | Kasungu

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25 JanCement Factory


It’s exciting to see the swift progress being made at the construction site in Kasungu. One of the project’s innovations is LJSS’ very own cement factory, creating cement on-site. As you can see from the photograph, the local Kasungu workers are certainly very proud of the achievement!

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23 JanHope for the Future


Rosaline Chakhaza – parent, grandparent, Kasungu resident, and Deputy Headteacher at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Primary School – speaks about the need for and importance of good secondary education, the challenges girls face, and the community’s hopes for Loyola Jesuit Secondary School.

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18 JanWhere’s all the machinery?

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Despite the heavy rains now falling, construction continues apace in Kasungu. Looking at the photos of recent construction progress posted in previous blogs (here and here) and on Flickr (here), people have been wondering where all the heavy construction machinery is. Well, the answer is simple: it’s not there! Instead, we are using local labour […]

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28 NovConstruction Progress

Workers sift the sand, using the only the finest for the creation of our environment-friendly bricks

Work has now begun in earnest at the LJSS site in Kasungu! The once-bare ground is now a hub of activity as plots are marked, foundations dug, and walls begin to rise. It’s certainly exciting to see the tangible reality of the project taking shape: a testament to the support of so many who have […]

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22 SepANYTHING by Q Malewezi

Amanda Chimtengo, a Standard 7 learner from Saint Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Kasungu, reads Malawian poet Qabaniso 'Q' Malewezi's 'Anything' for the Minister for Education, Science, and Technology, Madam Eunice Kazembe, at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Loyola Jesuit Secondary School on Friday 21 September 2012

  ANYTHING by Q Malewezi   I  can be anything I can have everything I can wish for the impossible by pondering the unthinkable   I will claim the sun and all its shine I will harvest all its light I will stand in wait for its rise   I will grow wings and ride the […]

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22 SepGroundbreaking

Minister of Education, Madam Eunice Kazembe, unveils the plaque commemorating the groundbreaking for LJSS

On Friday 21 September, the groundbreaking ceremony for Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS) took place in Kasungu. The Guest of Honour was the Minister for Education, Science, and Technology, Madam Eunice Kazembe. In her speech, the Honorable Minister commented on the need for good educational institutions to prepare Malawian youth to contribute to the future […]

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