Feb 01,2008

Fiwila Secondary School Phase 2

Fiwila is a remote community in Central Zambia and had no secondary school until we completed Phase 1 June 2007 (a three classroom block).

In 2008, the second phase of work took place, with two laboratory classrooms, an ablution block and a teacher’s house. The project included new water tanks and rainwater harvesting.

Expanding the facilities meant that the school could cater for more children and offer an improved teaching environment.

In 2009, King’s College Wimbledon formed a Community Service Programme with Fiwila School. In August 2010, a party of staff and sixteen boys spent two weeks in Fiwila. Ian Davies from King’s explains how the Science Labs are having a positive benefit to the teachers and students at Fiwila;

‘It was good to find two large, well set up laboratories in use at the High School and we were able to carry out practical Chemistry and Physics lessons with the Fiwila students. Science is a very practical, hands-on enterprise that requires experiments to properly train students for the future.’