THE STEWARDSHIP SCHOOL
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor."
Crown Malawi's Crown Stewardship School has two campuses in the country, one in the South and one in the North. Both offer a unique, holistic, fully functioning, Christian Farm environment where students take part in daily farm operations providing practical hands-on experience of what they are learning in their coursework. The School offers a full suite of individual courses which are combined into the full Training of Trainers Course. These courses can also be taken separately as stand-alone classes. This allows students who may not have the time or funding to take the full course to focus on the most important items for their life situation.
Our core classes (the Training for Trainers Course) include:
Foundations for Farming
Mushroom Production (Oyster)
Beekeeping (top bar hives)
Small Scale Farm Business
Skills for Life
What to expect and what to bring
During the training students will be in class, visit local farmers and gain practical experience. Students who will do the TOT course will go on field trips which will include climbing Mulanje Mountain, Makandi tea factory and a small business enterprise. Residential students will be asked to do cleaning chores in and around the dorms and training center. You will have to bring your own toiletries, towel, a set of neat clothes and one set of working clothes. The dress code is informal. All bedding and mosquito nets and toilet paper will be provided. At the successful completion of the course you will be rewarded with a certificate.
Arrival & Departure Information
All classes will start at 9am and finish at 4pm every day except the bee keeping course which will finish by 5pm. Those doing the TOT course will start every day at 7am with devotions. They will have to arrive on Sunday afternoon before the course starts and will have to leave the campus the afternoon after the graduation ceremony. The physical address of the Crown Training Center is Plot CG 158, Chigumula, Blantyre. It is situated 15km from the Chichiri shopping centre on the Thyolo road.
If you are an international student we will send you an invitation letter which you will need if you have to apply for a visa. You can ask for a thirty day visitor’s visa when entering the country. You will get an extension for another 30 days when the first expires. If you need transport from the bus stage in Blantyre or from the airport, you should send us your itinerary. It will be best to confirm your arrival by a phone call to +265 999960511.
The school fees for this course include accommodation, meals, and printed notes. You will be responsible for traveling costs from and to your home. The person responsible for paying for the course will receive an invoice for the specific course or courses you are attending. Payments can be made into our bank account (Details will be indicated on the invoice) or in cash on the day of arrival.
BLANTYRE: The course will be presented at the Crown Ministry Centre in Chigumula, Blantyre. The center is 15km out of Blantyre City.The training center and dormitories are surrounded by demonstration gardens.
MZUZU - The course will be presented at the Crown Ministry Center in Lusangazi, 9.3km out of Mzuzu City. The training center has a real echo friendly feel about it with it's composting toilets and off the grid solar systems. It is based on Kusintha Farm which is a working farm with vegetable gardens, a medicinal garden, a pineapple patch, demo's of grain production and several bee hives in the indigenous forest. It has become a popular place to visit by school groups in and around Mzuzu.