Meet our team at Malindi Day Secondary School
Our mentors are current students at Chancellor College based in Zomba, Malawi. They study a range of disciplines and hail from all parts of Malawi. Our mentors join us as members of an initiative called Little Big Prints, a mentorship program focused on girl’s empowerment founded by Student Driven Solution’s program advisor, Elita Chamdimba. We are excited to have them on board! One mentor Faith said, “This has really made a huge impact on my life. I learn a lot from the girls. It’s made me rethink my goals too. Thank you for a great project.”
Read Elita’s blog post to learn more about our partnership with Little Big Prints.
Mr. Joseph Phiri teaches Chichewa and Bible Knowledge to Form 1 and 4 at Malindi. He has been teaching since 1993. He began teaching at the Primary school level and then switched to Secondary school after finishing his degree at the Domasi College of Education. He has also received a Bachelors in Theology from Chancellor College. Mr. Phiri always knew he wanted to be a teacher. His mother and two sisters are teachers. To him, it happened naturally. He said, “I wanted to be a teacher to help my country in educating the young ones.” According to Phiri, “his heart is for the young people.” He is married to Constance and has four sons. He is a pastor for the Christ Citadel International Church.
Ms. Eleanor Mpango is a new teacher who teaches geography and history to Form 1 and 3. She received a B.A. in Education at Mzuzu University. She was inspired to be a teacher. She loves interacting with young ones and sharing knowledge. To her, “teaching is a calling.” She feels that SDS will help young girls if they take it seriously. She loves to read novels and watch movies.