Apr 01,2017

Bissell Community School Kitchen, 2016

We worked with the local community at Bissell to build a new kitchen with rocket stoves in 2016. In 2017 we are continuing our work at Bissell, training 20 new builders and constructing a new 3 classroom block for this oversubscribed community school on the outskirts of Lusaka.

The story of Bissell School

The school was first opened in 2001 with 230 pupils learning under a tree.

The school built 2 new classrooms in 2004. However, there is an urgent need for new classrooms at Bissell which now has over 500 pupils but not enough classrooms to teach them.

A kitchen was needed to develop a feeding programme to support enrolment and attendance for the many orphans attending the school.

519 Pupils

There are currently 245 girls and 274 boys enrolled at the school. 208 pupils are vulnerable and have lost one or both parents.

20 New Trainees

Unemployed men and women from the local community will be selected to join our training programme. The trainees learn on site whilst the new buildings are constructed and will earn a nationally recognised building certificate if they pass their TEVETA exams.

Key stats & facts


Chilanga District, Zambia

Construction Start

Summer 2016


There is electricity on site


There is water on site

Local Population

The project will positively impact the lives of 18,114 people living nearby.