Previously there was:
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.
With your support:
We worked with the local community at Bissell to build a new kitchen with rocket stoves in 2016. In 2017 we are continued 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.
A kitchen was needed to develop a feeding programme to support enrolment and attendance for the many orphans attending the school.
Unemployed men and women from the local community were selected to join our training programme. The trainees learn on site whilst the new buildings are constructed and earnt a nationally recognised building certificate if they pass their TEVETA exams.
Since we left…
There are currently 245 girls and 274 boys enrolled at the school. 208 pupils are vulnerable and have lost one or both parents.
The project has positively impacted the lives of 18,114 people living nearby.