Kalibu Academy is set on a breath-taking estate with a panoramic view at the foot of Michiru Conservation Mountain off Chileka Road 10 kilometres from the heart of Blantyre City, Malawi. The site is an ideal setting for an effective learning institution as it is situated away from the hustle and bustle of city activities.
The establishment of Kalibu Academy was realized after some 20 years of visionary planning. Finances did not come from any one particular big donor but from small donations of individual Christians and well-wishers from all over the world. Work progressed and continues to progress in phases as and when donations flow in.
The academy, which is still in various stages of development, sits on 33 hectares (72 acres) of land and is the brainchild of Reverend Michael Howard, founder of Kalibu Kwa Yesu Ministries.
Kalibu is a Swahili word that means ‘welcome,’ but actually more than that, “Welcome to dine.” Kalibu Kwa Yesu therefore is literally translated to mean, “Welcome to dine with us with Jesus.”
The Academy, which opened its doors to students in January 2007, was established to “impact the nation of Malawi by training a new generation of young men and women to be future leaders.” This is to be realized through a well-founded secondary education solidly based on Christian virtues lived out on a daily basis.
Professionalism and discipline are uncompromised among both staff and students and these qualities are reflected in everything the teachers and students do both in and outside classroom.
In the pursuit of inner understanding and outward discovery Kalibu Academy aims to encourage its students to develop
their powers of reason and value the qualities of integrity, tolerance, courage, judgment and faith in the quest for EXCELLENCE in all things.
Kalibu Academy provides a loving, happy, caring and disciplined environment in which young men and women from across Malawi and throughout the region are nurtured and helped to grow into mature and responsible citizens capable of leading tomorrow.
Kalibu Academy is academically demanding at all levels so that each individual’s potential may be achieved. It therefore promotes passion for study so that the individual might cultivate the ability to rightly reason and make accurate value judgments, have strength of character to question assumptions, a commitment to the community and a passion for understanding others.
In keeping with the spirit and passion of the Academy, the motto is based on the Biblical truth: