Obviously a wondrously effective organisation. Small, but exquisite in every detail”
Bill Oddie, OBE – Birdwatcher, natural history presenter and High Five Club Patron
So excited to bring you news of the recent completion of our second community school build in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, Chinjobvu Community School.
It is just so wonderful to witness the total transformation of the educational prospects of these 185 children who live in a really remote part of Zambia alongside wildlife. Education really is the key that breaks the cycle of poverty in such communities.
We would like to thank our friends at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Shorne, Kent for joining with High Five Club members to help fund this build.
For the full project update download below.
We are thrilled to have joined hands with the Olsen Animal Trust www.olsenanimaltrust.org over the past year to continue our support of community conservation in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley and help wild animals, and the marginalised local community that protects them, to flourish. Linking wildlife conservation and poverty reduction together is the beating heart of the High Five Club and we are so happy to have been able to continue this critical work in Zambia over the past 12 months.
From small acorns great oaks grow. And this is certainly the case for our ‘adopted’ community school in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley – Chitenga Community School. Starting out as a humble mud and thatch community school, we have over the past 2 years helped the community to build a 2-classroom block school and recently built 3 teacher’s house for volunteer teachers from the community, along with pupil toilets, and the provision of learning resources and furniture for the staff room.
We have joined hands together to enable the conversion of a windowless storage room into a dedicated light-filled office for the Headmaster at this school in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, where he can now concentrate on running the school without disturbance from pupils and teachers!
We have expanded our provision of clean water into rural villages in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley. 4 new wells brings safe water to 2,000 more villagers and reduces conflict between people and wildlife at shared water sources. A win-win situation for both people and wildlife.
To read our water project update click here.
We have extended our support to 4 communities that we partner with in Kenya, Zambia & Malawi to help provide food parcels, face coverings, soap for hand washing and hand santizer during the pandemic.
We have joined hands with Bawa Hope in Kenya to provide food parcels for artisans in Kibera slum to feed their families during the pandemic, and food parcels to Maasai women in Ewangan Village in the Masai Mara via our partner there SEMADEP. Also with Mnkhanya Community Resources Board in Zambia to provide face coverings, soap and hand sanitizer for wildlife scouts and staff, and with The Brown Munthali Foundation in Malawi to provide soap, food and hand-washing basins for the orphaned children they care for.