The Limapela Foundation

Quality education for Zambia based on Christian values

27 January 2012

Limapela Cedric’s School

With names like Professer, Pilot, Proud, Nervous and Constavious, it would have been interesting to have been present at the time of birth, just to see how the parents arrived at the names they did! At least such colourful names are easy to remember.

Limapela StudentLimapela Student

Our new year started on 9 January with 12 teachers and some 330 pupils on the roll between Pre-School and Grade 9. And demand has been such that Head Teacher Mr Mwanza has opened a second grade 1 class. Grades 8 and 9 have moved into the new classroom block which will be opened officially in February.

173 pupils now receive fee sponsorship. We didn’t quite reach our target to get all sponsored by the end of 2011, but we are pleased that so many have joined the programme. Please drop us a note if you would like to be a sponsor.

Planting in the Limapela gardensThe Limapela gardens

Volunteers and Helpers

We are grateful to students from Lechwe School in Kitwe. Some spent several days painting classrooms and others put together Christmas presents for our students.

Miriam Raymond has put in a sterling effort with our Zambian workers over the wet season, growing an impressive market garden — maize, tomatoes, okra, green peppers, beans, potatoes and sweet potatoes, to name a few. Sadly Miriam leaves us very soon to take up a job in Australia.

Mural at the Limapela School

Sarah Marty-Schlipf, a short-term visitor from Illinois, has just finished a large and beautiful mural in our nursery classroom. Our children are indeed blessed by the various contributions on the part of volunteers and visitors.

—Matthew F. Raymond, Trustee