Lukanga & Chunga Community Schools
The Foundation provides ongoing support to Lukanga Secondary School in Nalusanga Community, just outside Kafue National Park, and to Chunga Community School in Lusaka. By providing funding and resources, we contribute to a holistic learning environment that benefits students, teachers and these communities more broadly.
At Lukanga Secondary School, the Foundation funded construction of three extra classrooms and provision of school furniture donated by organisations in The Netherlands. The classrooms were built using the highly sustainable sandbag-building method, which was also used for the successful construction of Ila Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park. This minimised the carbon footprint and cost of the school expansion.
Using earthbags also helps climate-control in the classrooms; during hot summer days they remain cool, helping students to remain focused. It has been a positive way of getting the community actively involved, as they could easily help with filling the bags with soil.
With a generous donation of a Dutch Students Society (Veritas), we have recently installed a solar plant at the school to enable computer classes for all the children.
Conservation Education Club at Lukanga Primary School
In 2020, the Foundation helped start a Conservation Education Club at Lukanga Primary School. The students learn about a variety of subjects all connected to nature conservation, which are based on existing education materials. The pupils participate in lessons from field professionals, including guides from Ila Safari Lodge, researchers from the Zambian Carnivore Program and Panthera, and officers from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Services (DNPWS).
The Club also provides students the opportunity to experience hands-on the wilderness of the Kafue National Park. They are hosted by Ila Safari Lodge and enjoy a game drive, boat tour, and lunch at the lodge. The majority of these children have never seen any wildlife, even though their school is located alongside the national park. Connecting them with the wildlife and nature around them, helps these children realize the importance of protecting the bush for themselves and future generations.
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Reference: Lukanga & Chunga Community Schools
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