Mwala Community School Sanitation
In 2014 we built V.I.P Latrines and provided a clean water supply for Mwala Community School. In 2015 expanded this to construct a further three classrooms.
The story of Mwala
The current school was established in 1992 as a response to pupils having to walk 7km to get to the nearest government school. The school has an existing 1×3 classroom block. 5 UNICEF tents were provided as temporary classrooms, however 4 of these were damaged during the rainy season and collapsed.
The school previously had 267 boys and 255 girls enrolled at the school. All 522 children shared just three classrooms and one temporary tent.
15 Trained Teachers
The government has provided 15 trained teachers at the school. This is a large number because teachers are needed for each tent. The teachers travel from long distances to teach at Mwala.
20 New Trainees
Unemployed men and women from Mwala 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, 50% of whom are teenagers, benefited from the new building and clean water supply. This saved the community time and thereby allowed other sectors of the local economy to flourish.
Key stats & facts
Kapiri District, Central Province, Zambia
The previous water supply was broken and needed repairing or replacing
% of Girls at school
50% are girls, 246 total
The nearest school is 7 km away