Feb 01,2014

Kawama Secondary School Phase 1

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Kawama is a poor, high-density urban compound on the edge of Ndola, a mining town on the Zambian Copperbelt.

Most people work in the informal sector and there were no secondary schools serving the 7,000 residents. Children account for 75% of the population and over 20% are orphaned. Education is undoubtedly essential if children are to escape the cycle of poverty.

In 2010, Build It constructed a new primary school in Kawama. We have built a new secondary school in the same area to enable children to access further education, the capacity of which will ultimately grow to 1,000 children.

20 local men and women joined the Training into Work programme on 1 September, and learned basic building skills on-the-job while building Kawama school, enabling them to find work in construction and earn a living to support their families.

We have completed Phase 1 which includes:

  • Clean water facilities
  • Sanitation
  • Five classrooms
  • Staff housing
  • Chicken rearing facilities