A High School for Chisansu

A High School for Chisansu

Chisansu has a primary school but no secondary or high school. The only available high schools are several hours away down on the lowlands. Traveling this distance over difficult mountain roads renders helplessness to the secondary aspirants, especially girls to abuse and exhaustion. Lowland living would also expose Chisansu children to malaria which their bodies cannot fight as there is no malaria in the mountains.

The closest secondary school to the Misuku West area is at Kalenge which has an enrollment capacity of 40 students. The six feeder primary schools in the Misuku West have an annual enrollment of 800 candidates for the Chisansu high school.

The school will be built in two stages or blocks. Block one is a building divided into two rooms. One room each for freshmen and sophomores. Each room will have a capacity of 50 to 60 students. Stage two, or block two, will provide a similar building divided into two rooms, one each for the juniors and seniors. Block two will be scheduled for completion such that the sophomores from block one can progress into their junior year. Recent efforts at Church of the Holy Family are in support of block one.

Clearing of the site and digging of the foundation have been completed. The Malawi government has approved the need for the school. This ensures availability of a teacher for each block.