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19 August 2010 8,996 views No Comment

Is there a need to build schools?

There is a huge need for schools, with some governments leaving the construction to Non-Government Organisations such as Build A School.

What happens once you have built a school?

It is handed over to the local community and the government provide the teachers and learning materials.

What is ‘sustainable development’?

There is a recognised definition of sustainable development that arose out of the Bruntland Commission in the 1980s: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Can I go abroad and build a school?

Unfortunately we are not set up to allow volunteers at present. We try and employ local people only as this is a welcome source of income for them.

What are your future plans?

We are focusing on our building project commitments at Lilongwe Girls School and Mbelekete Primary School in Malawi at this moment in time.

How can I get involved?

Please see our ‘Get Involved’ section. This will help you whether you are an individual, part of a school or business or just need fundraising ideas.