RAISING STANDARDS OF EDUCATION
boNGO is a non-profit non-governmental organization in Malawi, South-East 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
Producing and spreading awareness-raising films for both African and non-African audiences (film B'ella and film Zione); and working with Youth Clubs at the Model Childcare Centers.
Malawian children and youths who are capable of logical thinking and independent reasoning with a good foundation of knowledge which allows for healthy development of the nation.
To develop and implement innovative and low cost educational concepts that can be replicated in various communities across the world in order to raise the standards of education.
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.
10.06.2014 B'ella at film festivals
boNGO's film B'ella (see a new trailer) has been accepted for screening at two major international film festivals in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic in July) and Zanzibar (Tanzania in June). The Malawian premiere took place in April (read an article).
24.03.2013 New film B'ella
Watch the unofficial trailer and 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 an article from The Nation 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).