Makangwe Community School

In February 2011, two new classrooms, an office and a teacher’s house were completed at this rural community school 25km south of Zambia’s capital Lusaka. The project took nine months to complete. It has allowed the school to offer 20 additional places and is still growing.

The school was opened with a spectacular ceremony on February 15th 2011. The whole community turned out for the event, including all the project trainees and local dignitaries. The Ministry of Education has since confirmed a donation of 20 desks and is allocating two additional qualified teachers. Solar power has been fitted thanks to a donation from the Ellis Campbell Foundation.

We caught up with Head teacher Idah Muchinzi, who says the work has made a real difference.