When Our Enterprise Director, Alan Caldwell visited Malawi for the first time to visit his daughter who was volunteering there he met Phillip Chibisa who took him to see the school. In a country where secondary education in remote areas relies on the enterprise of folk other than the state, Alan saw Chimbota as a shining example of what can be achieved.
The villages of Bwelero, Chimbota and Dindano near Nkata Bay in northern Malawi were over two hours walk from the nearest school. In a remarkable partnership between the local community, an inspirational local leader, Phillip Chibisa and Kevin Troughton a teacher from St Andrews International School in Blantyre, land was purchased in 2013 and the first teaching block completed in April 2014. In December 2014 the school was visited by the Local Education Authority and passed its inspection with flying colours.