Yesterday was the day when we finally gave 17 vulnerable pupils at the Nchelenge Secondary School their school fees for next year, 20 000 swedish krona! This gave 14 pupils the opportunity to finish their last year in secondary school AND three girls to start their second year. I find it very vital that everyone should have the right to go and finish school in the world, this should be one of the human rights when knowledge is one of the most important aspects to develop the society. Nchelenge secondary school has 1300 pupils, half drop out every year because their families can’t afford the school fees. The school is in a ruff state, many boarding pupils sleep on a blanket in the bunk beds, windows are broken and the sanitation is in a very low state. Their electrical stows where they cook the school food are broken, so they use the original stows from the 60’s which require cut wood from the forests which generates to deforestation and a tough working conditions for the school chefs who need to carry the loggs in to the open stows; its hot, smokey and heavy loggs to carry when maintaining the heat for the stows inside the building.
Well. We were there yesterday to give our blessings and hand out the scholarships to the pupils; the money will also give the school the opportunity to invest in some of the infrastructure to increase the schools’ standard. This project between Zambia and Sweden will then benefit and develop the Nchelenge district in the long run with more pupils graduated.
THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.