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Classrooms at government primary schools are usually dark and bare. The Happy Classrooms program changes them into an inspiring and child-friendly space.

HAPPY CLASSROOMS program

 

3-minute film

 

detailed program description

 

 

 

 

How it all started:

 

The HAPPY CLASSROOMS program emerged from the need to improve situation in government primary schools where overcrowded classrooms are dark and bare, have little teaching materials and the standard of education is low.

 

When boNGO started working in the field of early childhood development it soon became clear that children graduating from boNGO’s Model Childcare Centers were introduced to a much lower standard of learning upon entering the primary school.

 

Therefore boNGO partnered with a neighbouring  primary school and painted two classrooms with child-friendly, syllabus-related paintings.

 

The change it brought was huge and immediate: teachers started to use a wider variety of teaching methods; and children learned easier.

 

Seeing the positive impact the same was replicated in 10 other primary schools and given the name 'HAPPY CLASSROOMS' program.

 

From June 2011 till November 2018 over 1,500 HAPPY CLASSROOMS were painted across Malawi with the financial support of various organisations, companies and individuals. Costs associated with the HAPPY CLASSROOMS typically run USD 450 - 750, depending on distance, number of classrooms and level of maintenance needs.

 

Schools that have benefited from the project :

Blantyre Urban

Blantyre Rural

Nsanje (remote area in southern Malawi)

Other areas


 

Sponsors and partners from Malawi:

 

Chambo Fisheries, TNM, FMB, Andrex Industries, Pick-A-Part, NBS, Steers, NU Cement Hardware, Rotary club of Limbe, Malawi Sun hotel, Galaxy Pharmaceutical, Mount Soche Sunbird hotel, Rab Processors, Eastern Produce, Creative Revolution, Hope Africa, Ryalls hotel, Group One, Barloword, Suncrest, Mapeto Tyres, PG Glass, Bata, Nico Insurance, Toyota Malawi, Siku Transport, PTC, Carlsberg, United General Insurance, PIM, Malawi Stock Exchange, Agora, Frank Knight, Manica, Dulux, Monolux, Valmore, Plascon, Rainbow paints, FDH, SDV, Airtel, Mkango Phalombe Ltd., Plan International, Concern Worldwide, Faizal Aboo, CDH, Round Table/PEP Store, Illovo Sugar, NBM, Manerera Project, St. Andrews primary school, Islamic Relief, and individual private supporters

 

 

 

Sponsors and partners from abroad:

 

Czech Republic:

Era od Poštovní Spořitelny, Nadace Agrofert, Javlin a.s., James Cook Languages, Rotary Club 2240, Primary school Kolin II, and individual private supporters

 

Great Britain:

FOMA, St. Mary Adderbury church, and individual private supporters

 

Switzerland:

Ostschweizer helfen Ostschweizern, Schuelerrat der PMS Kreuzlingen, Stadt Frauenfeld, and individual private supporters.

 

Austria: