Fantastic news! Completion of two classrooms at St Paul’s Church, Kawama

In March 2022 after the rains had almost subsided, there was very good progress on the building project.   The local people had worked so hard over the last few years to raise sufficient funds to start the slab foundation, despite the challenges due to COVID pandemic which affected their resources, as well as heavy rain in January.   But they were so determined to reach their goal, and following a grant from Hands of Compassion, work on the super structure soon got under way.

Pictorial and expenditure reports were regularly sent to show their fantastic progress, a lot of hard work.     Their achievement was amazing and by July 2022 the classrooms were finished, just before my visit to Zambia.

When I arrived, it was amazing to see the building now complete, the quality of building work was excellent and so now they could see their vision becoming a reality!

Their plan was to acquire desks and benches, blackboard, teachers desks and chairs for the classrooms, following which the local District Education Office would start the process of inspection leading to registration of the school.

To avoid too much delay Hands of Compassion sent a further grant to assist in their purchase of 60 desks and benches.

Their hope is to now start recruitment of children in December for Early Learning class and Grade 1 and 2 classes with a view to opening the school in January 2023 (the start of their school year)