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Recognising the value of pre-school education, the community and Mothers of Africa is building two more classrooms, with dedicated facilities, to provide a nursery at Shiyala School.

In 2016 Mothers of Africa undertook the most ambitious project in their 12-year history: they built a school in Shiyala village, in rural Zambia. Working literally hand-in-hand with the villagers, and with the backing of the District Education Board, we funded the building of 6 classrooms, a teachers’ house and toilet block.

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A year later we added 3 more classrooms. The school has been a great success, with now over 500 children attending lessons up to grade 8 in the Zambian curriculum.

In collaboration with social enterprise architects CAUKIN Studio, plans for the nursery were developed in 2020 but put on hold because of the global pandemic. The ground was eventually broken, and the foundations started to be laid in July 2022, with completion expected in September 2022.

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