Katuba Community School, 2015

Previously there was:

In 2002 members of the community founded Katuba Community School. Before this local children had to travel over 8km a day to go to school.

The community built a classroom from mud bricks and a thatched roof.

Katuba Community School

Katuba pupils in front of School

With your support:

In 2015 we helped to transform the school facilities. We built a 1 x 2 hexagonal classroom block, a latrine block and teachers’ accommodation, as well as installing a new water pump.

Previously the children were taught by community members who volunteered at the school. When the teachers’ house was completed, qualified teachers were allocated to the school by the Ministry of Education.

Twenty unemployed men and women from community around the school were selected to join our Training into Work programme. The trainees learned on site gaining a nationally recognised construction qualification.

The whole community of around 1,000 people benefited from the new building and clean water supply.

Since we left…

The new classroom block has enabled the school to receive support from the Ministry of Education including trained teachers, learning materials and equipment.

Our 2021 Impact Study identified that pupil enrolment at the school had increased from 202 to 315 learners.

The school has seen an increase in the number of teachers. Previously there were six teachers, with only one being a Government trained teacher. There are now ten teachers at the school, with eight being Government trained teachers which is fantastic news.

And the school has continued to grow:

“We have managed to build a 1 x 3 classroom block, and we have also built a round hut for the young children which is the ECD centre… Community involvement is a perfect attribute that makes our school shine and develop… Learner performance has improved, facilitated by the fact that the school has increased staffing levels and the infrastructure that gives the pupils a conducive learning environment.”

Mr Victor Mwamba, Headteacher of Katuba Primary School