RAISING STANDARDS OF EDUCATION IN MALAWI
boNGO is a non-profit non-governmental organization in Malawi, South-Central Africa, established with the aim of raising the standards of education in the country. boNGO works within:
1. Early Childhood Education
Raising the quality of early childhood education through Model Childcare Centers.
2. Primary School Education
Improving the learning environments in primary schools through syllabus-related paintings on classroom walls (project Happy Classrooms).
3. Youth and Adult Education
Working with Youth Clubs at the Model Childcare Centers; producing and spreading awareness-raising films for both African and non-African audiences (film B'ella and film Zione).
boNGO stands for “based on Need-driven Grassroots Ownership” - an acronym expressing the importance of a self-help approach by the beneficiaries and other people at the grassroots which boNGO considers a fundamental condition for sustainable development.
Since 2009 boNGO has also been active in the Czech Republic and Switzerland, home countries of two boNGO directors, where it works in the field of development education and raises funds for projects in Malawi.
boNGO Team – the organization was founded by its three directors in 2007 after their practical experience from developing the first Model Childcare Center Umodzi-Mbame in the South of Malawi.
24.03.2013 New film B'ella
Read about the new film B’ella produced by boNGO. The film is mainly sponsored by the Czech Republican company Agrofert. Additional support was given by Mr Karel Janecek. Find the article from Malawian newspapers here. Photo-gallery on Facebook.
06.02.2013 Big boNGO update December 2012
Read about the latest news from our projects in Malawi HERE. You shall also learn about a new boNGO's feature-film B'ella - a secondary school drama from rural Malawi, funded by boNGO's partners from the Czech Republic.
07.05.2012 Big boNGO update May 2012
Download the latest boNGO update. Looking forward to your response. boNGO Team (Tereza Mirovicova, Simone Fuchs and Justin Namizinga).
30.04.2012 Raising funds through music
The HIV/AIDS awareness film Zione (trailer) produced by boNGO in 2010 was distributed to 70 video-centers (cinemas) in the south of Malawi where it "lives its own life ....". People are truly interested to watch the movie as it takes place in an environment that every Malawian knows and it is in the local Chichewa language. More about the project here.
Happy Classrooms are truly successful ! Since June 2011 over 250 classrooms have been painted, that in a long run will provide over 250,000 Malawi pupils with a better, more stimulating learning environment. Decoration of one classroom costs $ 330 (57,000 MK).
View a brief photo-reportage.
22.11.2011 Big boNGO update November 2011
Also check a more elaborate report by boNGO's Education Director Simone Fuchs.