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Manchester Students Join Mlambe Project to build Schools in Malawi, Africa

Submitted by on 10/05/2015 – 19:45

By Dom Grocott

Mlambe School buildingA group of students from the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University have joined forces with The Mlambe Project to assist the charity with its vision to provide low-cost high-quality schools for the poorest communities in Malawi.

The architectural and engineering students are forwarding The Mlambe Project’s pioneering earthbag building technique and have designed a number of cost-saving and quality-boosting improvements.

Eight students plan to travel to Malawi this summer to build two new innovative schools for the community. The students will train the local farmers in the new techniques, empowering them with the skills to gain high value, sustainable employment enabling them to climb out of poverty.

The students will be running the Manchester Marathon to raise funds for the building project. To support the project please visit:
https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/themlambeproject2015 or e-mail: jamie@themlambeproject.org, for information on how to support.

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