Namalazi School Block

This School is for HIV/Aids Orphans and Children Suffering from Poverty in Mangango Kaoma, Western Province, Zambia

Kaoma is situated in the western province of Zambia, 600 Km from Lusaka the capital city. The district would have a population of 20,000 people approx. It is a very poor area and people depend on growing their own food to survive. Their survival is very much dependent on climate and in particular the rainy season. Too little rain brings drought and starvation; too much rain brings flooding which results in loss of crops and again starvation. Put this together with the HIV/Aids crisis in Central Africa and you will begin to see just how difficult it is especially for children to survive in this environment.

Mangango is situated in the Western Province of Zambia, approximately 50 km from Kaoma, its nearest town. Mongu is 240 km west of Mangango, Lusaka being 650 km east. Mangango is 35 km north of the main Lusaka – Mongu road.

This project has come about because the present Namalazi School Block is falling down and is a serious danger to the children attending it. TOUCH Ireland has already build one new school block in the Mangango area (St. Joseph’s) which is attended by over 300 children. There are a total of three schools in the area catering for about 900 children. The other school being St. Bridget’s which has about 250 children.
Touch Ireland has a Child Sponsorship Scheme and a Farm Project which supports all three schools.
On our visit last year this school block had worsened due to the heavy rains.

This Project is scheduled to start construction in mid 2012

Some of the children from Mamgango

The Centre will consist of :
• Three Classrooms
• Three Storerooms
• Two Offices

Aim of the project is:

  • Provide a secure and safe accommodation for the education of the children
  • Provide an environment conducive to proper education
  • Provide the children with an education to give them a better quality of life

 Update October 2012

The site has been cleared and the first installment of funding transferred in early October. The foundation slab is now under construction.

Construction of School Block April 2013

Mangango School Block updated 22/10/13



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