US diplomat builds multimillion girls hostel in Lilongwe

Virginia Palmer

United States Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer on Wednesday handed over a MK 7 million girls’ hostel to Chadza I Community Day Secondary School in the area of Senior Chief Chadza in Lilongwe district.

The forty bed hostel was built with funds from the U.S Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund.

Virginia Palmer
Virginia Palmer posses with the students and school authorities before the structure.

According to a statement released, since 1966, the United States Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund has funded local grassroots organizations to implement innovative and sustainable community projects.

“The Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund was established in Malawi in 1966 as a way to address urgent development needs at the community level,” reads the statement.

The statement added that over the past 47 years, the Self-Help Program has disbursed $ 5,381,150 of grant funds to 1,381 projects covering all the 28 Districts in Malawi.

“In the past ten years alone (2003-2013) the U.S. Government has funded 128 Self-Help development projects with a total funding of $835,500,” added the statement.

Some of the projects funded during that period include classroom blocks, health centers, school libraries, girls’ hostels, shallow wells, tree planting, eco-stove production, and boreholes.



  1. America, America, help these myopic minds of Nyasaland leaders who are always proud to feed their own bellies.Shame on them!!!

  2. Habitual cashgaters to hold press conference later today in protest because they feel that money should been stolen and stached in their foreign bank accounts.

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