In January our technical school received a license and a new name: The Chicolone Polytechnic and Professional institute, known by its Portuguese acronym, IMPPC. The school opened provisionally in February with a staff of gifted teachers who worked the entire semester without pay.
After completing a successful first semester IMPPC was closed in July. It can be reopened when the library/office building is completed.
In October we began construction on a store/restaurant in Lichinga, to sell agricultural inputs and products and provide additional income for the school.
In December a storm leveled the two unfinished structures (library/office and laboratory building)