Mzuzu is the capital and largest city of northern Malawi. We work with the students and staff of Katoto Secondary School.
India is a vast country in South Asia, containing over one billion people, making it the second most populous country in the world. It has developed rapidly in recent years and now has the 6th biggest economy in the world.
Zambia, in tropical southern Africa, is a landlocked country where 17 million people live. It is a stable country, having managed to avoid war since it came into being in 1964. It contains spectacular scenery, especially on its border with Zimbabwe where the Victoria Falls plunge 108m into a narrow gorge below.
Malawi is a small country of 17 million people in east Africa, and is known as the warm heart of Africa. It is a peaceful country, never having been at war since it came into being in 1964.
Botswana is a large country in southern Africa, lying either side of the Tropic of Capricorn. It is more than twice the size of the UK but with only one-thirtieth of its population. It is one of the emptiest countries in the world, due mostly to its climate. Much of it is occupied by the Kalahari Desert and the areas which are not desert are semi-desert.
Nepal is a mountainous country of 28 million people in the Himalayas of south Asia. Until 1950 the country was closed to the outside world and, because of this isolation, it has been one of the least developed countries in the world.
Bangladesh is a small country in south Asia, only half the size of the UK, but with three times the population. It is one of the most crowded countries on the planet.
Tanzania is a large country in East Africa, just south of the equator, and famous for its wildlife and game parks, such as Serengeti, and for having Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro as well as the world’s second deepest lake (Lake Tanganyika).
j8 brings together pupil groups in the UK with pupil groups in Africa and Asia to research the barriers to education in their communities and practical ways of breaking these barrier sdown. Each group then takes action to improve the opportunities for quality education in their area.
Underlying this work is the belief that education is the key to development, for all countries, communities and individuals