Project ID: 30991

Chinese Government grants $1.5 million for Mkwichi Modern Primary school in Malawi

Commitment amount

$ 1527757.0380000002

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Malawi

Sector

Education (Code: 110)

Flow type

Grant

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2012

Completion

2013

2013-12-12

Actual

Geography

Description

During the China-Africa Forum of 2012, Chinese Embassy Director of Political Section Wang Junchao revealed that the Chinese government would be building a primary school in Lilongwe. The construction started in July 2012 by Shanghai Construction Group. On December 12, 2013, the Government of Malawi received the 720 million Kwacha ($1.5 million) Mkwichi Modern Primary school from China. The school has 8 class rooms, 3 offices, 1 library, 1 football field and 2 basketball courts, and will enroll 300 pupils. The first students enrolled in January 2014. In 2016, Chinese Ambassador Shi-Ting Wang visited the school and addressed Malawian government officials, local leaders, teachers, parents, and children. In the two years since students enrolled at the school, its capacity has increased to 500 pupils. The Ambassador expressed his hope that the school would include Chinese language instruction in the future so that students may further understand Chinese culture and enhance relations between the two countries. On April 4, 2018, a ceremony was held to celebrate the re-naming of the Mkwichi Primary School. A bronze medal was unveiled to announce the China-Malawi Friendship Primary School. The Embassy provided Chinese and Malawian flags and introduced the school's history in the bronze medal. The school's constituency councillor, Minister Masi, and Ambassador Wang attended the event and delivered speeches. The event was also attended by nearly 200 people, including Feng Jianguo, (the Chinese President of the Confucius Institute at the University of Malawi), Malawi government officials, traditional leaders, all the students and teachers of the university and local people. The Embassy also donated teaching supplies such as computers, printers, footballs and projectors to the school.

Number of official sources

2

Number of unofficial sources

3

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Malawi [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

Shanghai Construction Group General Co. [State-owned Company]