The Limapela Foundation

Quality education for Zambia based on Christian values

December 2022


The school year began with an overwhelming number of applications for places in our schools. This was despite the recently elected government dropping the fee requirement in all government schools. We now have a total enrolment of 790 pupils.

In August we were disappointed to lose one third of our teachers who were recruited to government. Some had been with us for as long as eight years, but we are thankful that the vacancies were easily filled and the third term proceeded smoothly.

Last month a feeding programme was introduced at Luyando, funded by local donors Shema Skills Training & Development. We are planning to implement the same at Limapela Cedric’s in the new year, supplementing the daily egg (it used to be milk) that the younger ones have been receiving. Many of our pupils come to school without having had anything to eat, and often don’t eat until they get home in the afternoon.


It has been great having NZ volunteer, Kirsty Lickfold, with us since Easter. She has eagerly got involved in many school and community activities, and we all appreciate her energy and enthusiasm.

Medical Fund

  • Christine Mwansa had a successful eye operation in July to correct her exotropia.
  • Shadrick Mumba was taken to the Beit Cure Hospital in Lusaka in October and had surgery for a mastoiditis, resulting from an untreated ear infection.
  • Demerycia Malama has had continuing treatment for extreme allergic inflammation in her eyes. Unfortunately she has lost the sight in one eye.


Sarah Mumba
Age: 9, Grade: 2
Owen Simajulu
Age: 9, Grade: 2
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Onesimus Scholarship Programme

  • Joshua Sianyimbo has nearly competed his B. Ed. degree, qualifying him as a Secondary Science teacher.
  • Patricia Mwenda began her Pre-Med at one university, but because of irregularities in the marking of exams, she will transfer to The University of Lusaka next year.
  • Mabvuto Phiri has continued in Grade 11 with excellent results, but at present is suffering from severe tinnitus. We are seeking medical advice and praying that he will get relief from this before he begins his final secondary school year.
  • Constance Kabemba has achieved very pleasing results in her first year of Pre-Medical Sciences at Lusaka Apex Medical School in Lusaka.

Compassion Fund

  • We continue to help individuals in the community where we live — providing casual jobs, paying exam fees or helping with school uniforms.
  • One of the choir, Cleopatra Siamooya, has been sponsored by the Catholic charity CMMB to attend a full time course in Fashion and Design in nearby Luanshya.
  • Kondwani and Lusungu Lukonde continue to do well, in boarding at Amano Christian School.

This comes with our warmest Christmas greetings and thanks to all our faithful supporters. May God bless you all!

— Alison and Matthew Raymond