Improved learning environments for 30,000+ Malawian students

Wednesday 02 December 2015

The UK Department for International Development is providing £7 million of capital funds to support the Malawi government in the remaining construction of primary schools at approximately 48 sites.

During an initial 15-month period, IMC Worldwide will work with Malawian firm Henderson and Partners to support the Education Infrastructure Management Unit within the government in managing the architectural firms, contractors, and contracts currently involved in the delivery of the schools.

IMC will also provide capacity building services for the EIMU.

“This project aims to ensure the creation of good-quality learning environments that offer suitable water and sanitation facilities at roughly 48 sites, as well as Information Technology rooms at some of those sites,” says IMC Consultant and Project Manager Nuria Bosca. “And we expect that these improved learning sites will offer educational opportunities to more than 30,000 children in Malawi.”

Key services

  • Assess number of school sites and scale of outstanding construction work, including a review of existing contracts and procurements
  • Oversee ongoing supervision and management of construction works for completion of all sites
  • Provide DFID with assurance that work is progressing according to programme to desired quality and in line with expected contract deliverables
  • Design and implement capacity building plan to support EIMU

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