Currently, three members of the Zambia-Malawi Province of Jesuits are hard at work getting the construction of Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS) underway in Kasungu. Regular meetings, both in Kasungu and in Lilongwe (capital of Malawi, 120 km from Kasungu), keep us attentive to our responsibilities to assure that all goes very well.

God-willing, our plans call for Phase One of LJSS to be ready for enrolment of First Year in September 2014. Other blogs on our website here describe the construction progress.

Peter Bwanali, S.J., Project Consultant, oversees some of the many reports that must be prepared. Project Manager, Alojz Podgrajsek, S.J., provides oversight of construction at the site and the many details relating to relations with the Government of Malawi. Working to raise funds for this big project is Pete Henriot, S.J., Director of Development.

Busy looking over reports for Loyola Jesuit Secondary School: Alojz Podgrajsek, S.J., Peter Bwanali, S.J., Pete Henriot, S.J.

A Malawian, Peter brings experience of having served as Provincial of the Zambia-Malawi Province of Jesuits (2006 to 2011), and was involved in the initial planning to establish LJSS in Kasungu. From Slovenia, Alojz worked in Zambia for 35 years in various pastoral positions before coming to Malawi in 2007 to plan for the new school. Pete, from the USA, directed the Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection for 21 years in Zambia, and came to Malawi in 2011.

Local residents have found good employment in the construction process and look forward to the completion of the new school in their neighbourhood.

One Response so far.


    I am glad that the school is now open. As a write of school books and of any field I will be very happy to do business with you. Shortly I will send you a catalogue in which you will find many interesting books relevant to Malawi situations

    Quirino Chilanga

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