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Nanga school

Many challenges at Nanga school including wiring!

On a recent visit to Zambia we went to see the staff and pupils at Nanga special school, north of Mazabuca and about an hours drive from Monze.

Dreadful - the only word to describe what we witnessed here. Where to start? Well for instance the wiring in many places is dangerous - this is a live wire above a child's bed; the girls dormitory is in the same building as the dining area and kitchen - a fire hazard. The toilets provided by the Zambian government are open pit latrines with access so narrow that wheelchair users have to get down and crawl all over the...

Perhaps the most desperate problem is budget. With school fees of kw500 per term - some of which is not paid because of poverty, plus a paltry kw3700 per term government fund (equivalent to about 6p per child per day) gives a total - if all pupils paid - of about kw12500 against a food budget alone of kw60000. Do the sums and it adds up to starvation!

New website

We have new website launched

Welcome to our new website. A number of changes are included in this version - the main one is to provide smartphone and tablet compatibility. This means a different look and feel of the website but all the features we have used in the previous version are here. We hope you enjoy the format and content.

Please note - the shop will be rebuilt soon on this platform so watch out for a launch date. In the meantime please visit the shop - browse some of the items for sale, including our popular alternative gifts. Once you have identified what you would like to order or can't see what you want, use  the contact links provided - we will then handle your order. Enjoy...