The Limapela Foundation

Quality education for Zambia based on Christian values

6 June 2015

Guest of honour Mr Paul Ngoma
Guest of honour Mr Paul Ngoma, Provincial Education Officer

The official opening of our new Library and information Technology building at Limapela Cedric’s School on 22 May has established a clear milestone — just over five years since Limapela purchased the school. We honour Cedric Whittemore for starting the school in humble circumstances back in 1979, and now we sincerely thank The Beit Trust and many other donors, both corporate and private, for their generosity.

Construction was completed by local contractors under the supervision of Moses Kabwe and Limapela Development, and with much assistance from expatriate volunteers Thomas and Bob Duxfield from New Zealand and Nick Vandenbogerd from Canada.

Children enjoying the new library
Children enjoying the new library

We envisage that the facility will be used by both pupils and the community. Our next challenge is to fill the shelves in the library and get computers and equipment into the computer room.

Luyando Community School

Lessons continue smoothly at Luyando under the competent guidance of head teacher Frankie Mumba and her staff. Luyando is located in a less accessible area, and the surrounding community is very much poorer than that of Limapela Cedric’s. Development of infrastructure and buildings is much needed at the school. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing is some way, or contact Martin Zuch of Give Hope International.

The Kafakumba Singers

The Kafakumba Singers
The Kafakumba Singers performing at Limapela Cedric’s School

The primary objective of this choir, which I have been directing for over two years now, is to lead music for services of worship at Life Community Church, Kafakumba, and this requires discipline and musical training.

The group performs elsewhere by invitation, and we aim to provide a safe haven for the young singers, most of whom live in poor communities and have few such musical opportunities in their lives. They are encouraged to embrace Christian discipleship and values, and the social activities that we organise for them support this aim.

The Raymonds will be on leave in Australia and New Zealand from 18 August, and we look forward to meeting up with Limapela friends and supporters during this time. We hope that a visit to the UK and USA might be possible at a later time. Thank you for your interest and prayers — your support is helping to transform the lives of our children and young people here in Zambia, and this gives us much joy.

— Matthew F. Raymond, trustee