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Kasaka School built 2023

Kasaka school is in a rural area 22 miles east of Monze town on an unmade road. The school was started in 1975, it takes children from 20 surrounding villages.

The first thing Friends of Monze did to help Kasaka school was drill a borehole and install a hand pump providing clean water for the pupils and teachers living near the school. 

Kasaka school teaches 896 children from 5 to 16 years old. There are in 2 streams in each grade so lessons are in 2 shifts. In addition to this there are 84 pupils in 2 adult classes. The oldest learner is a 52 year old grandmother who is studying the same lessons as her own granddaughter. Older pupils walk as much as 7 miles to attend lessons.

The teachers say pupils want the school to be upgraded to teach up to grade 12 so pupils can complete their schooling in the local area. Schools need a science laboratory to teach up to grade 12. 

We started building 3 more classrooms 16.1.2023 and they were completed 15.6.2023. Deana Owen was lucky enough to be able to attend the official hand-over ceremony, children sang and recited poems, there was traditional  dancing and music. The District Commissioner was the guest of honour. See video below. 

We provided Zambian curriculum books, library books and bookcases. 

Kasaka school has only 154 double desks, so more are needed.

There are 17 teachers but only 11 houses, most are in a poor condition, so more houses are needed.

Kasaka school have asked us to fence their garden to protect crops from the large cattle which wander in the school grounds.

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