Missio Malta has encountered a missionary working in the Catholic Diocese of Chipata who asked for assistance to build a community school project in Mwenda Na Mphingo, Zambia. Knowing that one sustainable way of combating poverty is through education, Missio Malta decided to support this request for schools.
The situation was that few children in the community attended school. The population has a total of 2,678 people across 40 villages, where 354 children attend. It had only 4 teachers manning the school. At present the school was operating from a structure made of mud and grass. During rainy seasons, the structure become inhabitable thus affecting the attendance of the children and their academic performance.
Together with help from supporters Missio Malta has built the community school. A construction committee has been put in place to ensure the project is sustainable and well coordinated. The government also assisted by deploying teachers for the school. As a result, children attendance has increased especially in rainy season since the brick walls are not better insulated for outside elements like wind and rain.