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)
By Jacaranda School for Orphans on 07-03-2015
Our partnership with Shanghai American School started in 2008, when Robert Burke, high school Maths teacher at SAS, recognized on a CNN Heroes clip the Jacaranda School sign he had seen while on a trip in Malawi for Habitat for Humanity. Our founder Marie da Silva had been nominated as a Top Ten CNN Hero and the news channel was airing images of our school. Robert Burke then reached out to us via
By Jacaranda School for Orphans on 07-02-2015
A dream come true! Along the years, we have been encouraging our children to love and learn the arts: music, singing, dance, theater, cinema, poetry, and visual arts too. Today, thanks to the joint sponsorship of Shanghai American School and Brazilian company Vale, our 400 students have a stage and the space needed to practice and perform.
By Jacaranda School for Orphans on 06-30-2015
It is always moving to see children who grew up at Jacaranda School and for some of them spent twelve years learning here, from Standard 1 all the way to Form 4, reach the end of secondary school. On 15th June 2015, the Form 4 class graduated, just before sitting for the national exams of MSCE, Malawi School Certificate Examination.