Power is in short supply in Mfuwe. Very short supply. So much so that the vast majority of schools have no electricity supply at all. Kawaza Basic School is one of the fortunate few to have a solar power system that was installed through the Kawaza School Fund which is managed by Project Luangwa.
However the batteries had been installed nearly 3 1/2 years ago and had reached the end of their useful life. This meant that the computers could no longer be used and lighting for the evening study classes was limited. The plight of the school was seen first hand by the Batchelor family from the UK. They were so moved by the need of the school that the donated the funds to allow us to purchase and install new batteries for the DC lighting and AC Mains systems.
It was with great pleasure that we were able to deliver those new batteries on the 11th October 2010. Once again it shows that a single donation can make a huge difference.
Just one week after we arrived eleven students and two teachers from Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in England arrived to spend five days at a remote school in the Luangwa Valley. The school was in a poor state of repair, and in particular, the classroom walls were long overdue a lick of paint. So when World Challenge Educational Expeditions asked us to organise a project for one of their teams we immediately thought of Kakumbi School.
To find out more read here.
We are pleased to announce a new Project collaboration with Flatdogs Camp. The Project is the Chiyembekezo Community School. Chiyembekezo means 'Hope' in the local language, and this school certainly provides that to over small children in the area.
Chiyembekezo School project was set up in 2006 to provide some of Mfuwe’s vulnerable children with a pre-school education. Its four founding trustees are local Zambians who are very aware of the important role that education played in their careers. They saw that orphans and other vulnerable children were missing out on the valuable education that they had enjoyed because their parents were not able to fund them, or because they were being brought up by aunts and uncles who couldn’t afford the extra financial burden.
To find out more about the school and how you can help then please visit the Chiyembekezo Project Page.
We have just started a video section. Here we intend to provide information videos that tell youy about life in the Luangwa Valley, What work we are doing and current projects.
You can find the videos page under the Gallery tab or just click here.
Project Luangwa is delighted to have teamed up with Pack for a Purpose to enable visitors to the Luangwa Valley to use some of that spare luggage allowance to bring out items that can be donated to the local schools.
Full details can be found on the Pack for a Purpose page here.
We hope you find it informative and inspiring.
Please take the time to browse and get a better understanding of what Project Luangwa is all about and how you can help