Namakaka Community School – TOUCH Ireland Project 2023
Namakaka Village is in Kapondo district in Southern Zambia
In a small clearing, around 190 children sit in a makeshift classroom of Mud Blocks and straw shelters. This was set up by the community themselves, with the resources they have. However Bush schools like Kapondo Community School provides a space for education for Children. There are no toilets, desks, or even chairs in the school.
When you look at the school it will remind you of many a school we have replaced over the last twenty years and there are still so many more. With your support we provided Food for these children. In 2023 we are now building a solid school structure here for the children. We will build a two classroom block with Storerooms and one office.
“If you wish to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today”—so goes an African proverb.
NAMAKAKA Community School under Construction
This is an extremely remote village in the Bush. Indeed, it is isolated for five months in the Rainy Season. It takes about 5 hours to reach in a 4X4.To transport materials in heavy trucks it takes a lot longer! Indeed, it is nearly a project in itself to get materials there. At this time we have reached the village with two lots of materials while another is on the way next week! As you know we finished the Foundation Slab in 2023 so our hope is to have the School Block opened by the time of our visit in May 2024
Our aim is always that our projects are a partnership between TOUCH Ireland, our Supporters (Funding), the Zambian Government through the Ministry of Education (Provide Teachers & School Materials where possible) and the Local Community through support in whatever way possible. It’s great to see it all working!
Video; Shows the Arrival of Materials to the site in Namakaka. https://youtu.be/woUF6pPoJF0
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