LOYOLA JESUIT SECONDARY SCHOOL KASUNGU, MALAWI Providing solid Jesuit education for girls and boys for Malawi's future

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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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25 NovA Total Learning Environment

Why build a boarding school when a simple day school would suffice? This is a question we hear a lot, and the simple answer is this: in building LJSS we hope to create a total learning environment. The school will not simply be a place children are obliged to spend some time in each day […]

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31 OctA Word from the Project Manager

  Finally getting started on the actual construction of Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS) is very, very encouraging.  Since I came to Malawi five years ago (after 35 years in Zambia), I have had the task of getting LJSS off the ground as our Jesuit contribution to improving educational opportunities for young women and men […]

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22 SepANYTHING by Q Malewezi

  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

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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19 SepConstruction Underway

This Friday, 21 September, will see the commencement of construction of Loyola Jesuit Secondary School. At the site in Kasungu there will be a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the material beginnings of the school.     I am delighted to be a part of this challenging and exciting endeavour. Having spent a year teaching in […]

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19 AugA “JESUIT” SCHOOL?

A “JESUIT” SCHOOL?? How to assure that our new Loyola Jesuit Secondary School (LJSS) is really a “Jesuit” school in every way will surely be a big challenge for us.  While our school will be open to teachers and pupils who are Catholics, Protestants and of other faiths or no faiths, we will emphasis right […]

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