Foundations finished!

Happy to have heard today from Mpasa that the foundations for MSP's second school block have now been completed.

A 2nd new block for Mwanazanga School

Incentive scheme awards ceremonies

Well that was an experience! I was able to present the awards for attendance and punctuality for May in all 3 schools on my last visit. There were songs and dances from the children, and speeches from the head teachers, the Primary Education Adviser (who attended all the ceremonies) and me, and finally the presentation of an exercise book and pen to the 10 learners in each standard (year group) who had attended school most regularly and punctually the previous month.

The presentation at Mpasa Primary
Children waiting for the ceremony to start at Chinjika School

The Primary Education Adviser (PEA) addressing the children at Chinjika School,
whilst the exercise books stand ready for distribution

The presentation at Mwanazanga

Altogether, I was able to distribute 480 pens and exercise books. They make a such a difference to the children, and they were clearly delighted and proud to have won them.

Solar lamps

168 distributed on my June/July trip. The children were thrilled! For more, see School fees.

First school block opened! Second already underway!

We had a fantastic opening ceremony a couple of weeks ago: the classrooms were in use the following day. And I had enough money in hand to commission a second block while I was there: the foundations were underway before I left. Lots of pictures in the School Building section. Thank you so much to everyone who has made this possible.
Ready for the ribbon cutting