1 August 2016
We call this a progress report, but how do we assess progress accurately within our different activities — Limapela Cedric’s School, Luyando Community School, the Kafakumba Singers and various agribusiness efforts? Very easy to assess according to exam results, or by what we see, or according to the opinions of those involved. But how do we assess development in our young people, especially in such intangible areas of wisdom, conviction, integrity and responsibility? For these, I guess we accept progress as a matter of faith, the results of which will be seen in the future.
Alison and I have so enjoyed recent contact with some of our former pupils from earlier days in other schools, some of them now well into their thirties. It is wonderful to see how these pupils have turned out — talented, able and responsible adults who are now contributing to their own communities in very commendable ways, both in Africa and abroad.
But in the meantime I hope these photos will tell their own story. There are many other unsung Zambian Limapela heroes, and we must pay special tribute to Frankie Mumba, Head Teacher at Luyando Community School, Newteddy Mwanza, Head Teacher at Limapela Cedric’s, Business Manager Sarah Gondwe and Farm Manager Davie Zhita at Limapela Cedric’s.
We all send greetings and thanks for your interest and support.
– Matthew F. Raymond, trustee