Feb 01,2009

Mikumbila Community School

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In 2009, Mikumbila Community School had a two classroom block and an outdoor structure where children had no furniture and sat on stones on the floor, balancing their notebooks on their laps. This made learning very difficult!

In May 2009, after months of planning, we started building two new classrooms. The local community helped with the design, the building and collection of materials. The building used our first hexagonal classroom design, Parry roof tiles and stabilised soil blocks, all made on site by trainees.

By February 2010, the new classrooms were completed, along with an office and latrines. The school was officially opened by Chief Nkole in August 2010, when 750 attended the opening ceremony.

The Ministry of Education has now re-graded the school as ‘grade 3’ and provided three additional trained teachers, new literacy materials, books. The school has also seen improved grades thanks to better teaching facilities.