Mwala Community School, 2015
Building Brighter Futures for the Mwala Community
In 2014 we built a latrine block for the Mwala community and provided access to clean water. We continued our work at Mwala by building three new classrooms for over 500 children.
The previous school was established in 1992 as a response to pupils having to walk 7km to get to the nearest government school. The school had an existing 1×3 classroom block and one temporary UNICEF tent.
There were 267 boys and 255 girls enrolled at the school. All 522 children shared just three classrooms and one temporary tent.
15 Trained Teachers
Mwala school is gazetted and part of the government school system. The government has provided 15 trained teachers at the school.
20 New Trainees
16 men and 4 women were selected to join our training programme. The trainees learned on site and earned a nationally recognised building certificate having passed their exams.
2000 Community Members
The whole community benefited from the new building and clean water supply, saving them much time.
Key stats & facts
Kapiri District, Central Province, Zambia
A new water pump was provided by Build It in 2014
% of Girls at school
50% are girls, 246 total
The nearest school is 7 km away