Chainda Open Primary School is based in Lusaka, Zambia and was established in 1997. It has 11 classrooms and caters for a total of 1,095 students and has a grade range of 1 to 9. The school completely depends on well-wishers and the government to pay for teacher salaries, stationary and basic things such as blackboard chalk. What we have found profoundly moving is the fact that the pupils have nowhere to sit. Most of them sit on the floor.
Our primary purpose is to raise enough money to purchase 200 desks (each desk seats two) for the school. The secondary purpose is to raise money to construct a 260 meter wall fence, with a gate, to give the school some security.
We met through a scholarship scheme that sent students to study in the UK and the US. As beneficiaries to a life-changing scheme, we feel compelled to give back to the Zambian society and education is our main focus. We have 29 members in the group and we will be donating funds as well as soliciting for support from all well-wishers.