Further to our plans to build on our work in Malawi, in May 2018, the charity took its greatest step forward yet, purchasing a 7-acre site in Mtema, rural Lilongwe. Having undergone a 3-year construction project, our masterplan is complete: BPF Malawi’s sports & education centre comprises a full-size rugby (sports) pitch; netball court and volleyball court; clubhouse with two large learning spaces, changing rooms, offices, kitchen, canteen and viewing deck; on-site accommodation with 30 beds; a manager’s house; storage spaces; and parking.
Realising a dream
Core activities on site feature youth sport programs (continuing our existing youth rugby program and introducing netball and volleyball, curricular, after-school sessions and weekend fixtures); supplementary education; coach education; and adult sports. We incorporate additional activities which see the charity partnering relevant organisations to offer tutoring, adult learning, healthcare, IT and teacher training, as well as providing spaces for meetings and research purposes. Through these activities, local jobs are being created: centre managers, coaches, development officers, cooks, cleaners and groundskeepers.
We’re ready! Are you? Come and join us in Lilongwe with your group, staying at our Mtema community centre in our accommodation block and contribute to the charity’s goals.