Lubombo SchoolMarch 5, 2012
African Revival is delighted to announce that one of the schools with which we are currently working and which was visited by the Zambia Bike Ride Challenge participants in May 2011 – Lubombo Community School – has recently been accorded the status of “Basic” school by the Kalomo District Education Board!
This is excellent news as it means that the facilities at the school are of a good enough standard to come under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. This change in status will have a number of positive outcomes for Lubombo School:
– It can register as an exam centre, meaning its pupils will no longer have to travel to another school to sit national examinations;
– The Government is obligated to post trained teachers to the school (provided sufficient accommodation is available)
– It may apply for modest funding from the Ministry of Education to carry out further development of school facilities and structures
Right now, African Revival is using money raised by the Zambia Bike Ride Challenge 2011 to construct a twin staff house behind the school (below left). When complete, this will provide much-needed accommodation for 2 teachers and their families.