We have worked with the Malawi Ministry of Education. EuroTalk have donated equipment to 50 schools, each receiving a computer and 10 handheld devices. Both play interactive video lessons in the local languages, Chichewa and Timbuka. Topics include numeracy, literacy, health and many others. Everything is powered by a solar power system. The pilot project has been evaluated by the Malawi Ministry of Education who have praised the project's success. EuroTalk also commissioned a report titled 'The potential role of portable interactive learning technology within basic education in Malawi'. The Malawi Government has added the project to their 10 year education plan. The plan calls for the project to be extended to 50 more schools every year over the next 10 years.
The Scottish Government has recently awarded a grant to support another 50 rural schools. The project has continuing support from the the Malawi Government. The Scottish Malawi Foundation in Mulanje will be supporting and helping us expand the project. The 50 rural schools have no access to electricity or WiFi. Each school will receive:
Eurotalk will be developing and compiling the content for these devices which will include:
The Malawi project is no longer a pilot. It is now the result of almost 10 years of development and is a proven intervention. EuroTalk and the Scottish Malawi Foundation will be working with the Malawi Ministry of Education for a full independent evaluation of the intervention.