Friday, November 12, 2010

Primary School Progress / Grundschule Fortschritt November 2010

Work in progress at Farao to prepare the foundation for the concrete slabbing of the floor. Village women and men are working together to get the most important preparations done before the rainy season arrives.
Fortschritt in Farao Dorf um das Fundament für das Betonierung vorzubereiten. Frauen und Männer im Dorf arbeiten zusammen um das Wichtigste fertig zu kriegen, bevor die Regenzeit anfängt.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Baby Taonga

While staying in the village, I made sure to visit Baby Taonga and see how she is getting on. She is a very contented baby and is being looked after very well by Meres, the headman's wife. They are very grateful for our continuing support to provide milk and clothing and say a very big thank you to all our supporters in Germany and Great Britain.

Information to Trip August 2010

I have just returned from a three-week stay in Kapululira village, where I was teaching the children and women, and also overseeing the primary school project and its progress in Farao village. This time I met various groups of villagers in order to talk to them more intensively and to find out as much as I could about their needs and desires, as well as their problems. There is much work to be done and Schools for Zambia e.V. has promised to intensify its help, broaden the spectrum of aid to include school uniform and school fee sponsorship, child fostering of orphans or of children greatly in need of support, assistance is to be given to local farmers and village women, in order to provide them with a means of earning more money, thus allowing them or making it easier for them to send their children to school and to attend literacy classes themselves, so they can support their children educationally.
The meeting with government officials from the Ministry of Education was quite successful and we have been promised further support in the future as we continue to build our primary school, including power being supplied on completion of the project, furniture and qualified teachers.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Making Bricks for the Primary School

Donated Books Received by High School

Rebuilding of the Pre-school in Farao.

The Pre-school in Farao has now been completed, after being blown down by a storm in October 2008. It is currently being used as a store for the building materials, which were bought at the beginning of 2010, for the primary school construction, but will resume its function as the pre-school shortly as the construction proceeds.

Latest Photos from Kapululira and Farao

Baby Taonga being cared for by the headman's wife.

Many women in the village are taking turns to look after this orphan, whose mother was tragically killed by a crocodile a few weeks ago.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Baby Taonga

Schools for Zambia has provided clothing, nappies, bottles and milk for the next six months of Taonga's life. The family are extremely grateful for the support from Germany.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Crocodile Attack in Village

Tragic news from the village of Kapululira. A young woman, with a two week old baby, was attacked and killed by a crocodile while bathing around 5pm in the Zambezi river. The orphan is being taken care of by family members and money has already been sent by SchoolsforZambia e.V. to feed the baby for the coming 6 months.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Special Fund Raising Event Christmas 2009

As in previous years I organised a fund raising event at my school, RFS e.V. involving students and teachers. Not only did we simply collect money, but we baked a huge variety of culinary delights and sold them on the street over a two-day period to raise money for our cause, Schools for Zambia e.V., but also a local charity "Frauenhaus Regensburg" (safe house for abused women).
This was a huge success, thanks to the amazing efforts that many of our students and staff made. It also raised awareness for two very good causes! We raised over €1200- a third of the money required to build our primary school in Farao Village.
I am eternally grateful for the support and dedication that our students and my colleagues showed. Here some photos and newspaper articles about our success.