Mungolo Community Schoool
Mungolo school is so remote that when the Department of Education asked us to build a school there, our partners Zambia Women and Girls Foundation could not even find it the first time they tried to visit. We knew it would be a challenge to build here as the area is reached by crossing a steep sided dried river bed. This is our 8th school so we were confident the team could build here it in-spite of the difficulties.
The communities's only source of water during the dry season was a deep hole in the ground which gave a little green smelly water. Our partners immediately asked to drill not one but 2 bore holes for the community to have a good supply of clean drinking water, to be able to wash and to build the new school.
Friendly Water for the World, and American organisation, taught people in Monze to make interlocking compressed bricks which we used to build mungolo School. One advantage of using these bricks is they do not have to be fired so precious trees do not have to be felled to build the school.
The school was completed in October 2020. 187 children are still being taught by unqualified teachers. We are building 2 houses so the Department of education can deploy qualified teacher to live and work in the community.
We are fundraising to start a school permaculture garden and a solar powered pump to increase the water supply.