November 6th, from Project Luangwa
Many of you will have visited Kawaza Basic School during your stay in South Luangwa but it would not have looked like this. Around 4pm on 6th November a localised storm hit the area and opened up one of the classrooms like a tin of sardines – the wind literally peeled back the roof. Thankfully no one was in the classroom at the time and no-one was hurt but it could not have happened at a worse time.
Last Monday the Grade 9 kids started their Certificate of Junior Secondary Education Exams in this, the only approved examination classroom at the school. The results of these exams decide if a child gets selected for senior secondary school.
Now there is a classroom with no roof unless Project Luangwa steps in to do something about it. With the approaching rainy season and the urgent need for examination and teaching classrooms we haven’t waited to find the funds – we’ve already sent in our building team. But we will have to find the money to pay for these repairs from somewhere.
Repairs will cost in the region of $800 for the roof plus another $250 for paint. If you would like to help please go to David Hopson’s Kawaza Classroom Roof Just Giving page or to our donate page and choose a methods that suits you. PayPal is the easiest and fastest and you don’t need an account. Please let us know if you choose to donate other than on Just Giving so we may track it and add it to our total. Thank you everyone.