The Chesney Trust
Trust for Education in Malawi is a charity registered in Scotland (SC 037540) in October 2006 and a registered International
Non-Governmental Organisation in Malawi. The Trust was founded by Janet Chesney after a two-year voluntary teaching placement
in Nkhamenya, Malawi on the Scottish Churches World Exchange programme.
inspired the foundation of the Trust, whose objects are:
(a) to advance
the education of girls in Northern Malawi, by means of funding a project to build a girls’ secondary school (to be called
the Edinburgh Girls’ High School) in Engcongolweni, in Mzimba District, and provide bursaries annually for five children
with hearing impairment, and for five orphans;
(b) to improve
the infrastructure (roads, water, electricity, employment opportunities) and health facilities of the surrounding area for
the benefit of the local community.
on the achievements of the first year and the plans for the school are given in the Annual Report and Financial Statement
and Project Plan, which can be found at http://www.chesneytrust.org/news. The work of Janet Chesney and The Chesney Trust received very favourable
comment from MSP’s Karen Gillon and Aileen Campbell in the debate on Malawi in the Scottish Parliament in
the next six months in Malawi include:
Completion by end-May 2008 of the construction
of a permanent bridge for access to the site, which will be a great benefit to the community.
· Exploration for a suitable site
for the borehole. Surveys undertaken last year unfortunately did not produce
sufficient water. Further surveys will be undertaken with drilling to greater
depths and we expect that these will be successful.
A start on the construction of Phase 1 of the school building Project. Building
will proceed at a rate which is determined by our income level, as it will cost approximately £250,000 to open the first phase
of the school.