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About the Malawi Education Project

The Team

MEP is a team of dedicated volunteers in the UK and staff in Malawi

Lou Fitzpatrick

Project Founder and Trustee

With roots in Music Festival Production, Lou was inspired to create an organisation to assist education in Malawi after a working trip to Zambia as an organiser of Solipse Festival 2001. She founded MEP with the support of Brighten Ndawala in 2005

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Brighten Ndawala

Project Founder & Library Coordinator

Brighten has been the key player in the success of Cape Maclear Library, based at the primary school. He volunteered initially in order raise awareness of a library service in the village. and has developed the service into a support system for pupils, students, teachers and tourists alike. He is now training volunteers and running extra-curricular classes for secondary school students.

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Malawi Education Project Trustees bring a wide range of skills and knowledge to the table, including charity development and law, international development and education. We are looking to expand the board, if you are interested in sharing your skills or knowledge, please email

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