On July 26th, Determined to Develop attended the ribbon cutting and opening of the new library at Thunduti Community Day Secondary School (high school). The library project was initiated and led by Peace Corps Volunteer, Nick Parr, who taught at the school for two years and has been heavily involved with Determined to Develop’s projects during his time in Malawi.
Prior to this project, students at Thunduti had no library, study space or laboratory. The new library provides an area for these activities and a safe place to store books and equipment. Additionally, the library can be used for community and club meetings.
In line with our philosophy of community-driven projects, the school and local community sourced funding/equivalent materials for 60% of the project and Determined to Develop assisted with the remaining 40%. Determined to Develop’s funding was entirely driven by Nick, which shows his commitment to his school and leaves a lasting legacy of his partnership with local leaders.
Determined to Develop supports more than a dozen students who attend Thunduti through the school fee sponsorship program and is very pleased to have been involved in this project which will have a great impact on the school’s students.
Tawonga chomene (We thank you)