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Mwiinga Malimvwa School

Mwiinga Malimvwa community school is in a beautiful remote rural area. The school takes children from 7 nearby farming communities. The Department of Education asked us to rebuild the old grass roof structure. Building this our third school took began in July 2017 and was completed in January 2018. Later that year we drilled a bore hole and provided permaculture gardening training ensuring the children would have food eat.

Parents of the children were keen to become literate themselves so we put solar panels on the roof to power lights for evening literacy classes. A Raspberry Pi was installed to access information about health, agriculture and Wikipedia as there is no internet access.

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In 2019 we received a grant from Welsh Government's Wales Africa Grant Scheme, administered by WCVA to install a solar water pump at Mwiinga Malimvwa School.

The pump enables the school to access water it much easier to access water for:-

  • healthy clean water for drinking

  • water for washing preventing Neglected Tropical Diseases and providing protection during the pandemic 

  • water to irrigate the school permaculture garden to grow nutritious fruit and vegetables for the children and to generate income. 

The grant provided WASH training for the school children to learn to make "tippy taps" at home.

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