Loyola Malawi Jesuit Secondary School

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01 MarWHY A “GRANT-AIDED” SCHOOL?

What is a “Grant-Aided” school? That’s a question many of you, our friends, may have. Loyola Jesuit Secondary School, in Kasungu, Malawi, will be, significantly, a “grant-aided school.” So what does this mean in practice for our new school? It is important to understand that Malawi has different categories of secondary schools. In Kasungu, this […]

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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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05 FebJESUIT TEAM FOR LOYOLA JESUIT SECONDARY SCHOOL

KASUNGU JESUIT TEAM 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 […]

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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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21 JanGreen Commitment

The rains here have now provoked an eruption of growth: where once was dust, now new, green life spurts up all around. Certainly we would like the construction of LJSS to go as quickly! It is, however, encouraging to see the progress at the site: click here to view some photos on Flickr, or read […]

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18 JanWhere’s all the machinery?

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

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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