Your generous support means plans are progressing at pace for new facilities at Mwachisompola Primary School.
The construction of four new classrooms, including a dedicated computer room, and a latrine block will make an enormous difference to 500 pupils of this growing school in the Chibombo District of Zambia.
Our community build projects are always developed in partnership with teachers, parents and local communities.
The school has a supportive and active senior staff team, led by Head Teacher Mr Kapambwe. The teaching team is thrilled to see this project underway. Currently there are only three basic classrooms. Some lessons have to be held in local church buildings to accommodate all the children. There are only four pit latrines, which are woefully inadequate for this busy school.
Teacher Mr Chisunga James teaching Grade 3: “We are very excited and delighted with the programme by Build It. The new classrooms will help our learners. It will go a very long way to actually help us a lot.”
We have been engaging with people living in the area around the school. The local population is quite dispersed, with households located in small clusters around several farms. Together the community has started mobilising towards their 15% project contribution, and so far has already raised funds for 40 tons of building sand.
Local resident 63-year old Cephas Mungabo is a firm believer in the importance of education. Cephas takes his grandchildren Brendah in Grade 1, and Lista in Grade 2 to school on the back of his bike: “I am very excited about the project, and very willing to support the works!”
Whilst we finalise project delivery and resource plans, 25 young people are being recruited from the local area to go through our Training into Work programme. They will gain valuable skills and experience as they help to build new facilities for their local school.
Build It Training Co-ordinator Praise Luwaile presenting to potential trainees
The course is a six-month commitment. Recruitment is thorough to assess the motivation and attitude of potential trainees, and ensure they will have the support of the family during this time.
We look forward to welcoming the young people chosen, and breaking ground on this build project later this month.
If you would like to find out more about the work taking place at Mwachisompola Primary School, please get in touch with Lisa Carson, Head of Fundraising and Communications, at email@example.com