|Classes are set to begin in September at the school in Malawi built by Slotland.com. |
The school is already central to the community with the villagers that built the school returning to harvest the first crop of maize, which will feed pre-school students.
Tereza, the Project Manager, said, 'The project must directly respond to the needs of the community. And it must be built and managed by the local people in order for them to feel a sense of ownership and responsibility.'
Hannah Morante of Slotland.com, said, 'Our goal is to help to start up this project, to work hand in hand with the local community, to make sure that soon our presence will not be needed and that the project can continue functioning without us or outside funding.'
The Slotland.com team examined the problems in society and found that a lack of education was amongst the biggest difficulties along with lack of food and lack of money.
'We want to help these people break the cycle of poverty and we think education is the key,' continued Morante. “We strongly believe that it is our obligation to share our prosperity like this. We know it makes our players feel good about how they’re spending their entertainment dollars.”