Katole Community School
Thanks to your support, children in the isolated rural community of Katole have celebrated the official opening of their new school. It was fantastic to be part of the celebrations!
The original mud block building was very old and had no roof making it impossible for lessons to be held during the rainy season. The community now has:
- A new two classroom block: There is an office and a strong room to keep exam papers secure, which means that the school can become a registered exam centre in the future
- Accommodation for teachers: As a direct result of providing accommodation, Zambian Ministry for Education has allocated a new head teacher Mr Mwape to move and teach at Katole. Mr Mwape is the first qualified teacher at the school helping to give local children a higher standard of education
- A new latrine block with separate cubicles for boys and girls, to help encourage more girls to remain in school
- Provision of access to clean water for drinking and handwashing, helping to improve pupil health and well-being
As part of the project, twenty trainees (14 men and 6 women) were recruited from the local community. They learnt new skills and gained practical work experience to help move them into employment and the chance of a brighter future.