One of the latest projects undertaken by Alex Wilkinson Media was documenting the implementation of technology and its impact on education for children in Malawi.
As one of the poorest countries in the world, it faces many problems including HIV/AIDS, Malaria and little economic growth. It has been suggested that one way to bring the country out of the depths of poverty is to improve the standard of education. We were tasked with filming the implementation of various technologies including projectors and tablets in primary schools. The hope is that Malawi will soon have this technology implemented across the country.
“After arriving in Malawi for this project, I was quick to discover the country’s beauty with its vast green plains and what seemed like randomly placed mountains across the country which broke up the landscape. The people were lovely and the kids were adorable, always excited to see the ‘man with the camera’, with smiles beaming across their faces. I noticed the children in Malawi are determined to try their hardest in every class no matter what difficulties they may face in the rest of their life.”