Kabaka Community School
Kabaka Community School is in a rural community about 25km west of Kapiri Mposhi in Kapiri District, Zambia. The school used to use an empty health clinic and makeshift classrooms of sticks and grass.
This project involved the construction of a three classroom block, teachers house, V.I.P Latrine and water pump for a growing resettlement scheme. This project was generously funded by the BGL Group.
The school had 254 pupils from grades 1-7. Since the project was completed pupils numbers have risen to 430
4 Trained Teachers
The school used to only have one trained teacher, now it has 4 supplied by the government with 2 volunteers to support.
The trainees learnt on site and sat their TEVETA bricklaying exams in December 2013. 18 passed and have received their certificates and tool kits. They have formed a co-operative.
3000 Community Members
The whole community benefits from the new building, access to solar power and a new water pump. They have saved the community time thereby allowing other sectors of the local economy to flourish.
Key stats & facts
Here are some key stats and facts about the Kabaka community
Kapiri District, Central Province, Zambia
Solar power was installed at the school by Build It in 2014.
A new water pump has been installed by Build It next to the school.
% of Girls at school
66% are Girls
No other schools in the area
Working in partnership
Kabaka project was generously funded by the BGL Group and its staff. We worked with the local Parent Teachers Association and Ministry of Education.