Friday, December 4, 2015

Fundraising October 2015 RFS E.V.

Another successful weekend in aid of Schools for Zambia and "Das Frauenhaus- Regensburg", safe house for woman.
We raised  €1426.  A big thanks to all our students and colleagues who helped out.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Baby Taongo - five years on.

"Baby Taonga" became a part of Schools for Zambia e.V. in February 2010 when her mother was killed by a crocodile as she was only two weeks old.

She is now already attending primary school and doing so well, a really bright child, and it was wonderful to see her again in August 2015.

We will continue to support "Baby Taonga" in her future and are full of anticipation about how this young girl's life will develop.  We are confident that she is going to be very successful in life.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A few impressions of Zambia trip August 2015

A wonderful time was spent with the villagers celebrating and having meetings so that we can plan the way forward in an even better way.
Thank you to everyone who made us feel very welcome.

 Prufening Grundschule Dove of Peace
 T-shirt exchange

Monday, July 27, 2015

Play Park Farao Primary School / Spielplatz

What can make going to school more fun?  Having a playground to run around in.
The kids are so enthusiastic about their new free-time activities.

Hammermill / Maismühle

The hammemill building is under construction and we have finally managed to buy a hammermill, so that new business is established in the village and the women don't have to walk 5-16 km's to get maize flour.
We are delighted!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

17.07.2015 Schulfest Grundschule Prüfening, Regensburg / Event at Prüfening Primary School, Regensburg

We were invited to have a stand at this event to raise awareness of our projects.  We hope to work together with this school in the future, with the possibility of school child sponsorships.  Claire Taylor already made a presentation about the charity at the parents' evening of two classes two weeks ago.
In planning is also a charity run event in October.
Many people showed interest in what we are doing, many donations were made.
T-shirts have been donated by the school for our primary school children in Farao village, and the children drew lovely pictures on them as a personal greeting from one school to the other.
A symbolic dove has also been given to us for the school in Farao, which Claire Taylor will take with her during her trip in August.
Thank you to all involved.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Brick-making equipment

We have now bought our own brick-making machine, as until now we have been dependent on borrowing one from the local lodge.
This means that from now on we can make high-quality bricks for all of our own construction work still needing to be done, but also we can generate income by selling bricks to locals who have their own building plans.  This is another positive step towards sustainability.  We would like to thank the Johannes Droste GmbH, who with their school sponsorship, have helped us to finance this project.

Our pupils receive a warm meal every day

Thanks to support from the World Feeding Programme, we are able to to provide our pupils with a substantial warm meal every day. The pupils at Farao Primary School are delighted. Every day there is Nshima (maize mash), vegetables and sometimes fish or meat.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Info stand at Festival - Bürgerfest Regensburg 2015

June 2015: Thanks to A.I.B. GmbH we could take part at the Regenburg Citizens Festival 2015 again at Thon Dittmar Palais.  We raised  €357 and established some great contacts and enjoyed the conversations with the people who stopped by and showed interest in our project. A big thanks to those who helped us out.

The first EVER village kiosk in Farao is finished

This is a real relief for the villagers in Farao, who normally would have to walk either 8km to Kapululira village or Chriundu (16km) to purchase maize flour, soap, toothpaste and other basics. We are delighted with this project and will be training locals to run the shop, therefore creating more employment in the village.