The Mlambe Project


Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. We at The Mlambe Project believe that the best means of aiding the Malawian people in their struggle against poverty is through the provision of sustainable livelihoods and a high quality education. We aim to achieve this through the use of low cost and high impact methods.

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Our Strategies in Detail

We’ve worked hard to transparently define our strategies on everything from operational practices to how we work with other NGOs.

Each of these outlines has a goal, key considerations, catalysts, deliverables, and future considerations. In this way, we clarify what we need to do to turn our vision into reality.

Click here to read the detailed strategy documents.

Meet the team

Stephen Kambalame

Building Projects Manager and TMP Malawi Chair

Steven’s tough childhood, which included running 40 kilometres every day to school, is one of the main reasons that he has put his heart and soul into The Mlambe Project so far. He believes that children should have easy access to education without travelling considerable distances to school. Previously a conventional builder, Steven was keen to learn about earthbag building and teach others. He has thoroughly enjoyed working with the TMP volunteers from the UK and believes that the project has a lot of potential to change Malawi’s educational infrastructure.

Charlie Bowles

Volunteer Project Engineer

Charlie is a chartered structural engineer with seven years of experience working as a consultant on a mix of project sizes in London. He has worked with The Mlambe Project for six years as a building project manager and engineer. Charlie uses his structural design, technical drawing, and construction project management skills to oversee The Mlambe Project sites remotely and on the ground. He has seen the impact that well-constructed homes and buildings can have on Malawian communities and is impassioned to use his skills to provide more structures.

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Portrait of Stella Ziyadi (Headteacher Nankhono School) wearing a yellow button up shirt and a school in the background

There is increased enrollment due to shortening the distances that some learners were travelling to access education.

Stella Ziyadi (Headteacher Nankhono School)

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