Malawi-Based Loma Linda University Global Campus Opens New Grade School
24 September 2019 | A Loma Linda University Global Campus based in Malawi, has opened a new K-6 grade school.
According to a news story from Loma Linda University Health, Malamulo Adventist International Mission School was opened on September 18. It serves six children of medical missionaries and local healthcare professionals working at Malamulo Adventist Hospital.
The administrator and teaching principal of the school is Danika Thomas, MA, an Adventist Health International volunteer. Thomas is married to a pediatrician and medical director of Malamulo Adventist Hospital, Wilson Thomas, MD — a Loma Linda University School of Medicine alumnus and Deferred Mission Appointee.
“Through generous donations from Loma Linda University Medical Auxiliary and Adventist Health International, we were able to build a much-needed American education-style school for the children of our dedicated volunteers and staff,” said Thomas.
“Schooling for children is a basic need among parents whether serving abroad or living at home,” said Alice Yeo, Loma Linda University Medical Auxiliary president, in the LLUH news story. “We are happy to support learning during this important stage of life.”
According to Thomas, textbooks and supplies were donated by Adventist elementary schools and academies in California’s Inland Empire. The shipment of over 1,200 pounds of school supplies and books was sponsored by the Auxiliary.