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Student Blog: Anyeith Mading
Anyeith Mading is one of the first two young people from Malek Academy to attend university under The Derek Chappell Foundation and one of just a handful of females from South Sudan to reach this level of education each year. Anyieth tells us about her first experiences of University: It has ...
Student Blog: Achiek Kueth
It hard like searching for gold in thorns and thistles of rocky land but our concern people made it simple like drinking of water when very thirsty. My school Malek Academy was in Bor which has become a battle field for South Sudanese politicians who want to strive for leadership through power str...
Student Blog: Margaret Aluong
First, I would like to give thanks to our Almighty God for his guidance and protection throughout the crisis in Bor and in the displaced persons camps. In addition, I wouldn't have been here were it not because of friends of Malek Academy and the administration particular that kept access the securi...
Dalbit partners Academy
The Academy is pleased to announce a new partnership with Dalbit International, a petroleum company who work within the region. Dalbit Petroleum has kindly donated $100,000 towards running the school and part of the money was put straight into action with a new internet connection being provide...
Upcoming visit to the Academy
A team of five from the UK intends to spend time working with the teachers and pupils whilst also examining the development of the most recent buildings at the school. Derek Chappell, the main funder of the project, is taking the trip to see how his support of the school is working on the groun...
Ben signs up
Ben Tegg has been appointed as the first full time Director of the Derek Chappell Foundation and will take up his post on 1st December. Ben Tegg has 18 years experience in the charity and social development sector. Having worked for many years on projects using sport for social change, most rec...
Science Laboratory Works Commence
With the spectacular new ICT suite nearing completion and only being held up by the effects of the rainy season, work has now started on the new state of the art science laboratory as these latest pictures show. Derek Chappell said, "We now have some real momentum going with our Academy constr...
Laboratories on course
The latest pictures of the Academy's new ICT suite sponsored by Zain show that despite difficult weather conditions in recent months the laboratory will open as scheduled in September. Work will then start on a new science laboratory which is to be funded from private donations. Derek Ch...
ICT Suite takes shape
The Academy's new ICT suite is on course to open in September, as the above photograph shows. Derek Chappell said, "The local contractor we appointed to do the work, Horizon, is making excellent progress and the ICT suite will ensure the development of this vital area of the curriculum.” ...
Independence brings fresh hope
The 9th July will forever be a landmark date in the history of the new state of South Sudan and Derek Chappell sees the political change as a new sign of hope for developing an education system across the country. Chappell said, "Independence gives me great optimism for the future of South Sud...
Curriculum Expands
The Malek Academy curriculum is to be expanded to include ICT training following the announcement that a new ICT suite is to open in September. Derek Chappell said, "It is very important in the modern world that we equip all of the children with ICT skills as this will be invaluable to their c...
Laying the foundations
The construction of the new ICT suite is already ahead of schedule with the building foundations completed and the blockwork now being installed (pictured above). Work will also start soon on the conversion of one of the derelict buildings on the site (pictured below) into a temporary kitchen ...
Zain boost for Academy
A contract for the construction of a new ICT suite on the Academy site has been awarded to the Juba based Horizon Real Estate Construction Company Limited and work has already started on site with a projected completion date of September 2011. The work will be supervised by Pharos Architects o...
Academy continues to grow
The steady growth of the Academy continued when 64 pupils arrived this week for the new term. Derek Chappell said, "It is very satisfying to see the Academy grow in the controlled way that we planned and for the additional children securing places at the Academy to be drawn from communities and...
Sponsor a class
The sponsorship section of this website contains details of all the sponsorship opportunities currently available in relation to the construction of new Academy buildings and facilities as the Academy continues to expand. Derek Chappell said, "We recognise that the cost of sponsorship of an Aca...
You can make a difference
The initial intake of 32 pupils to the Malek Academy made their way home at the end of their first term yesterday and plans are already under way to recruit the second intake of pupils when the new term starts on 24th January 2011. The Academy is looking for individuals, trusts or companies to ...
Academy Opens
The Malek Academy opened its doors to the first intake of 30 pupils today. Chairman Derek Chappell said, "This is a moment that I have been eagerly looking forward to since I agreed to commit $US2m of my own money to commence the re-construction of the Malek Academy.” "It has been a long a...
Ador makes four!
Ador Nyiel has been appointed as the Malek Academy Administrator and joins Principal, Isaiah Dau, teacher, Christine Kitheka and driver, Samuel Mburu, as the fourth member of staff at the Academy. Ador recently graduated from Daystar University in Kenya with a Batchelor of Education degree in E...
First Teacher Appointed
The Academy has appointed its first teacher.Christine Kitheka, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. She will teach Maths and Science. She joins the Academy from the Gladys Girls’ High School in Nairobi. Foundation Chairman Derek Chappell said, "Now that the first ph...
Academy Chairman Visits UK
The Archbishop of South Sudan, The Right Reverend Dr Daniel Deng Bul, who is also Chairman of the Malek Academy's Board of Governors, met Foundation Chairman Derek Chappell in London today to discuss a range of issues relating both to the education system in South Sudan and the opening and future gr...