School trip to Munda Wanga
The last day before Easter holiday Canaan Nursery and Primary school set off for a day at Munda Wanga. We arrived a bit later than planned, and startet by finding a nice picnic spot in the lovely garden. After lunch we headed off to see the animals. We found different antelopes, crocodiles, zebras, monkeys and lots of other animals. The lions were particularly popular amongst the kids. Before going home there was also time for a quick dip in the swimming pool for some of the children. By the time we reached home it was already dark - all in all a nice day out and about!
Letter from Hazel Nanyangwe to the Project
I would like to show my gratitude to Anglican Children's Project for the job well done on ensuring better conditions of children.
Friday October 12th it was once again time for a school trip with the Canaan school. The children really enjoyed going swimming last year, so once again we headed for the pools. The older students all want to learn how to swim, but its not easy in a crowded pool! The day was a great success even if they still need some more practice to really know how to swim.... Just check out some of the pictures!
Canaan Nursery and Primary School
Inger Gretland interviews the Head Teacher
Our school opened in January 2011 with only five students and today there are 130 children from nursery to grade 7.
Our students are a mix of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVCs) and children of members of the church. This helps to integrate the OVCs into a normal school environment. The school has a psychosocial counsellor who works in the communities to identify and assess children and families prior to intake. After being accepted for the school the counsellor also offers follow-up for the guardians and students.
News from Luangwa District (Feira)
by Father Katete
I have just spent a few days here on mission. Luangwa District is situated at the Confluence of the great Zambezi River and Luangwa River. It is about 130km away from Lusaka, it boarders Mozambique on the eastern side and Zimbabwe on the Southern side.
The main source of income for the people in this area is fishing. People start fishing at a very tender age. This contributes to an increase in child labour – a vice that robs them of their future. Girls here are forced into early marriages.