Lushomo School build 2014 extension built 2019
Lushomo Community School was set up in 2003 by the local Headman; half the children were orphans.
In May 2012 the community asked Deana for help with rebuilding, how could I say "NO" so Friends of Monze was started.
September 2014 we drilled a bore hole and started building our first 3 classrooms.
In January 2015 the walls from the old building collapsed. The PTA borrowed a tent so lessons continued.
Upon completion the school was officially handed over to the Department of Education and the PTA.
His Excellency Chief Monze attended the ceremony.
Celebrations lasted all day, with speeches, singing, a drama about the problem of early marriage, drums and dancing.
We built 4 showers at the school for girls and provided pads and menstrual hygiene training to keep girls in school.
We installed a solar powered water pump providing water for the showers, taps for hand washing and the garden.
The garden teaches the children valuable life skills to help feed them and their families and generate income.
The school has been very oversubscribed, so we provided laptops, projectors and remote learning hot spots.
In December 2018 we started building 3 new classrooms, officially handed over by Friends of Monze trustees June 2019.
In 2020, 613 vulnerable children from the nearby compounds attend the school.
Lushomo School is twinned under the British Council Connecting Classrooms scheme with Cilfrew Primary School in Neath, South Wales, UK.