"There are 412 AIDS orphans at the Jacaranda Primary and Secondary School in Malawi. For nine years I have maintained the school and provided food for the children with the money I earn as a nanny. Your donation makes a huge difference and helps me in keeping this mission alive." Marie Da Silva (Top Ten CNN Hero)
We equip our 12 primary and secondary school classrooms with mini libraries, to develop a reading culture among our students.
World Aids Day: Jacaranda School Choir performs at US Embassy celebration in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Two Jacaranda students represent children of Malawi and sing in Glasgow, Scotland and Vienna, Austria, at Mary's Meals events. Mary's Meals distributes porridge to 600,000 school children in Malawi.
National exams results at Jacaranda: 81.5% pass rate for our Standard 8 class; 91.5% pass rate for our Form 2 class.
Congratulation to our student Kondwani Davie who passed the entry exams of the University of Malawi where he will study a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Engineering. A huge achievement, and a first for Jacaranda School!
On 10th August, 2013, Marie and Luc had the honour to welcome the President of Malawi Dr Joyce Banda at their wedding celebration at Jacaranda School for Orphans campus.
We launch our first outreach progam: the opening of Mr Luc's Public Library, located just across Jacaranda School. The library is open to everyone in the community and provides free literacy classes.
Jacaranda school and Saint Andrews High School students perform part of "Smouldering Charcoal", a classic book from Malawi which they have turned into a play.
Featured in our Jacaranda Quartely Newsletter: the visit of the US Ambassador to Malawi; the welcoming of our friends from Shanghai American School; the first Jaca-Idol; the opening of our secondary school library; the launch of the Jacaranda Elite Program; and... much more! Click here to read.
An entire German high school walks for Jacaranda, inspired by our 2012 volunteer Julia Westendorf. Read more!
Click on the picture to meet our students!
On 10th August, 2013, Marie & Luc celebrated their wedding with their families, friends and all children of Jacaranda School and they had the honour of welcoming the President of Malawi Dr Joyce Banda for the festivities.
On14th November, 2012, 12-year old Jacaranda student John Samson met Her Majesty the Queen. Click on the picture to read more.
June 01, 2012:
new CNN video about Jacaranda School!