311 vulnerable children were being taught in this overcrowded community school in Chibombo district; a peri-urban area north of the capital Lusaka.
The school was struggling to cope with only one classroom and several old, makeshift forestry offices. The number of pupils was growing rapidly, with children taught in shifts in cramped and unsuitable conditions. Sanitation was poor with no suitable latrines and a broken water pump meant no nearby access to clean water.
What we did with your support:
- Built a three-classroom school building, with an office and strong room for exam papers
- Built a new sustainable latrine block to improve sanitation
- Installed a hand-pump on site to provide access to safe, clean water
- Trained 23 young, unemployed people from the local area giving them new skills and new opportunities to find work
Children outside their new classrooms at Naluyanda Community School