The current year
During the school years, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 Lilongwe Academy of Science enrolled around 135 students, as a coeducational facility to develop our curriculum and grow out the concept of a private non profit science and technology academy in Kangoma.
We teach in 4 classrooms which we renovated, next door to our offices, library and science laboratory on the main street in the village of Kangoma. We are currently renting the space and our first goal is to buy land so that we do not risk eviction with every improvement to the school. Immediately our goal is to have our own electricity (off-grid solar) in the classrooms and offices so that students can see better in class, and study safely onsite outside of class. We will also have our own source of clean drinking water and plumbing for bathrooms in our new facility to live our mission of science and technology throughout our organization.
Malawian School Year
September – June
Classes are Monday to Friday
We teach Form 1, 2, 3 and 4,
the US equivalent of High School,
students are around 14-18 years old
If you are a student in Malawi,
reach out via email or the link below to learn more about LAS resources
Our students are particularly gifted in Math and Science, have shown an interest in Technology and Entrepreneurship, and have opted for private schooling. Classes are taught in English.
Public schools in Malawi, as with much of the world are lacking in strong science and technology programs. At Lilongwe Academy of Science we believe in the importance of STEM, particularly for women, for whom education is especially challenging. But Science and Technology transcend language and we find that our students even in their first year (when english learning is still in progress) are very bright.
Although Malawi currently does not have consistent electricity we can see the importance of technology growing in our day to day lives, and if our students are to excel after they graduate, in careers or creating their own path as entrepreneurs, we must train them in technology. This is a part of our curriculum to come.