Jacaranda School of Orphans
Enlarge image Mr Luc's Public Library & Literacy Classes (© Johannes Scharlau)
The German Embassy and Jacaranda Foundation have been partners for a number of years. A house for the Jacaranda Secondary School’s teaching staff was constructed in 2012 through the Embassy’s small grants program. The secondary school has now a headmaster’s office and staff room where teachers can prepare their lessons in a conducive environment. In July 2015, German Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste had visited Jacaranda Foundation to sign an agreement for a grant of 4.5 million Malawi Kwacha.
With this financial support, the Embassy assisted the renovation of a building that should later become the Jacaranda Vocational Media School.
Enlarge image Group picture with Johannes Scharlau and Chakupa Milanzi of the German Embassy and Luc Deschamps, Executive Director of Jaccaranda School (© Liman Mawanda)
During a visit in April this year, Mr. Johannes Scharlau visited Jacaranda Foundation to take a tour of the newly renovated compound of the Vocational School. The spacious and beautiful building of the media school., once equipped, will allow Jacaranda Foundation, in partnership with professional journalists, cameramen and editors, to train students in journalism, film and TV production, as well as photography and sound editing.
Other houses on the compound were also renovated. They will be turned into various workshops such as Carpentry, Arts School, Hairdressing and Make up school, Catering & Bakery, IT school, etc. The Jacaranda Vocational and Technical School will give a chance to students to learn practical skills which will help them enter the employment market in Malawi.