Monday, August 30, 2010
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.
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.