Planting tree as symbol of partnership at primary school in Malawi
Planting tree as symbol of partnership with First Lady Guertrude Mutharika at primary school Lilongwe in Malawi.
Most primary schools in Malawi are very basic, lacking the most fundamental resources, including textbooks and basic teaching materials. Not every primary school has brick classroom blocks, so many students have to learn outside in temporary structures, making teaching impossible during the rainy season.
Although primary education in Malawi is free, students are required to purchase their own school uniform, pens, and notebooks, which many families find difficult.