Kaoma Community School Phase 1& 2

Previously there was:

Kaoma is a town in Western Province, Zambia. High numbers of children in the area and the success of the school have resulted in a huge demand for places, especially as the government schools are difficult for many to access.


With your support:

We have completed two classrooms for science and home economics at this large community school. New classrooms were needed because demand for places was increasing.

Work started on site in August 2010 and continued, after a break for the rainy season, in May 2011. The building was completed in July 2011. This is the first phase of our partnership with Alan Kerins Projects (AKP), based in Ireland.

AKP commissioned the standard Ministry of Education classroom design, with minor improvements and adapted for stabilised soil block and micro-concrete roof tiles.

Around 20,000 soil blocks were required and these were manufactured on-site by a hydraform machine rather than by hand.

The second phase of our work at Kaoma created 3 new multipurpose classrooms for Kaoma Community School. These new classrooms have given the pupils at Kaoma the chance to have the education they deserve.


Since we left…

Aaron Musukuma one of the trainees from Kaoma, has become very active in the construction sector in Kaoma and links graduates to construction jobs.

In the first four years after we left Kaoma, the number of pupils at the school increased by 44%.