Kakumbi Community & School

Zambia

AKP Project Since 1995

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AKP is changing the educational environment for 650 rural Zambian children

Overview

Just outside the Game Management Area in South Luangwa National Park lies the Uyoba Community School with 650 students. Previously the school had only four classroom, leaving teachers no choice but to conduct class outside. Moreover, classes were often cancelled during the rainy season since the outdoor classroom spaces were not usable. To solve this issue, AKP partnered with a local NGO to build three new classrooms and provide new desks for the entire school, making education more dependable, comfortable and sanitary.

In early 2016, AKP expanded its support to include the creation of a bike shop, established with bicycles donated by A&K employees in the U.S. Five local women were trained over a two-month period to repair and maintain bikes and to manage the shop as a business. The shop provides students, health care workers and community members access to affordable transportation.

Visit this Project

Take a tour of the Uyoba School and, if school is in session, interact with a group of student representatives who are happy to explain what life is like for a student in rural Zambia. Visit the bike shop and discuss sales strategies with the newly empowered women who manage the business, and then take a village bike tour.

A&K can include a visit to the Uyoba Community School on a Tailor Made Journey to Zambia. Contact our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you.