Classrooms taking shape at Zambezi Sawmills School

Schools across Zambia are starting to wind down for the long Christmas break. But our building work continues at pace at Zambezi Sawmills Community School on the edge of Livingstone.

The school desperately needs additional facilities to support more children from this disadvantaged community.

Your support is making this happen.

The main structure of the new classroom block is now complete, and our construction team is busy getting the roof on before the arrival of the heavy seasonal rains.

The new block features 3 x 66m2 classrooms, plus one designated computer classroom measuring 49m2

Construction of new classrooms at Zambezi Sawmills Community School

We were delighted to recruit twenty-three young people to train on this project. This has been our first community training course since before the pandemic.

Trainees learning about the construction of roof trusses

Construction of the roof trusses for the classrooms at Zambezi Sawmills Community School

Mounting of the roof trusses

Securing mounted trusses of the new classes at Zambezi Sawmills Community School

The young trainees started in June 2022 and have made great progress learning practical construction skills, together with strengthening key life skills.

Trainees revising for their TEVETA trades test in December

Trainees revising for their trades test

Construction of the roof structure continues. The project is currently running a week ahead of schedule, with the roof due to be covered before Christmas.

The team will then work on beam filing, and January will see the project move into the final phase with the installation of doors and vents, painting and glazing.

We look forward to sharing more photos with you as the project nears completion.

Thank you for your support in #BuildingBrighterFutures for children and young people in Zambia.