Lupuka Community School, 2014
Previously there was:
The Lupuka Community School was founded by local subsistence farming families in 1991. It consisted of two temporary classrooms constructed in 2010 from sticks and mud bricks – with heavy rains having damaged the walls and roof.
The school previously had 85 girls and 65 boys enrolled and taught up to grade 4.
Other than Lupuka, the nearest school was a 7 km walk.
With your support:
We were able to build a two classroom block, teachers house and V.I.P Latrines.
The school was taught by parents who volunteered at the school. Having completed the teachers’ house, qualified professional teachers were sent to the school by the Ministry of Education.
Unemployed men and women from Lupuka were selected to join our training programme. The trainees learned on site and those who passed their exams earned a nationally recognised building certificate.
The whole community benefited from the new building, solar power and the new water pump. This saved the community time and allowed other sectors of the economy to flourish.
Since we left…
We caught up with the progress of Lupuka in our 2017 independent impact study.
The number of pupils at the school has risen from 150 to 468! Local authorities also provided learning and teaching material, furniture and deployed three government trained teachers to the school which has resulted in an overall improved learning and teaching environment.
28 out of 30 pupils passed their grade seven exams in 2016.