The Mother Teresa Outreach Center is located in the heart of Chilomoni. It aims to look outward into the wider community to spread MTCC’s ethos further afield. The building is a hub for the ‘Extended Schools’ team; trained classroom leaders whose focus is to improve the standards of teaching across the schools in the area. It is also home to the ‘Family Support Office’ who deliver workshops to local parents on a range of subjects, from language classes, to reading and antenatal care. A successful teacher training course has been run from the building for many years.
‘Teachers are the backbone of improved education and investment in teachers is also vital to tackle Malawi’s education quality crisis. More must be done…to train more teachers and make improvements in infrastructure and teaching resources.’ (‘Closing the Divide,’ Oxfam, 2018.)
“MTCC is my pride. It is ‘London’ in Malawi. My motivation is boosted every time I attend a class session”
(Adrian Tayipi, MTCC Extended Schools Student)
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The Outreach centre comprises of a series of large, flexible, multipurpose rooms which can be used for a wide range of workshops and training sessions. In addition, the Centre’s offices, one-to-one meeting rooms and kitchen are based in the building, forming the administrative hub to the South building’s teaching spaces. To the West of the building, a small grassed yard has been designated for outdoor training sessions and physical group activities.