Rebecca Crook, ‘Chitsanzo Private Primary School Malawi ’, 2016, Museum of African Design (MOAD)


"I want our school to be a model for the community and the country. The methodologies we use let us not just teach a whole class, but each child. I want our kids to be ready for employment, yes, but more importantly to start new enterprises to serve their communities" says Raphael Matthias, founder of Chitsanzo Primary School. Featured here, standard 2 children begin the day’s work in English class.

Raphael holds classes and study sessions at his home every day for standard 7 and 8 students. Up to 40/49 of them participate daily, spending the night in Raphael's small compound. "They can't have a quiet place to study otherwise," says Raphael.

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