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.
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
There is electricity on site
There is water on site
The project will positively impact the lives of 18,114 people living nearby.