We have built a temporary multi-purpose building which has a preschool that meets each morning; Monday – Friday. Plans are underway to start a literacy program in the afternoons in the very near future. The first day of the preschool we had a total of 47 children who attended. The children are very poor, but they came to school in the very best clothing they had. They are excited to be able to learn and have a safe environment to learn and play at the same time.
Recently we completed some training on diesel engine and treadle pumps with two villages. It is now the dry season and people have to carry water in buckets from the river which is ever time consuming and dangerous due to the local wildlife. It was a productive day! Everyone was so excited and there was much happiness as we left the villages.
The treadle pump is a manually-operated irrigation system that has been used throughout Africa for over 10 years in more than twenty countries. The treadle pump is a two-cylinder, foot-operated machine which is an efficient ...
In the months from August through November we installed four new wells, including at three villages, Sayi, Namakando and Sikombela, as well as the Katombora Basic School.
The well in Sayi Village is a hand-dug well, that is around 11 meters deep, with a water yield of one liter a second (in the dry season). This village has a population of 56 people. The new well at Sikombela will serve a village of 32 people. And the well at Namakando will support the 52 people of the village, but will also support the extended local community.
Some student walk over five miles to school each day, and on many occasions after arriving at school, they are told that the school was closed due to no water. This is not only an inconvenience to these dedicated students, but hinders their learning.
Partners In Development recently completed the installation of a much-needed borehole at the Katombora Basic School. The borehole will yield one liter of water per second, and will provide water for over 350 school children, faculty, and staff. Because of this well, these students will be able to stay at school all ...
Partners In Development sponsored an event for World Hand-Washing Day at the Katombora Basic School. The activities included educational programming to understand the importance of hand washing, taught by the teachers, as well as dance, role-playing and making hand-washing fun. PID provided barrels for hand washing to make the water more accessible to the school and to conserve water from the well pump.
In 2010, we built a maternity clinic at Katombora, Zambia. And now three years later, we handed over another clinic just opposite the maternity clinic. This clinic was a renovation project of an existing four-room clinic that once was the only health facility available to many villages within a ten-mile radius. The clinic was in need of much repair and updates to be adequate enough to serve this large population. This new facility has everything from a screening room to separate 'wards' for men, women and children.
The planning and building of this project took over ...
On an ongoing basis we provide support to schools in rural villages in which we work. Some of the support we have provided in the past year include:
Donated textbook, home economic supplies and uniforms to 7th through 9th grade students
Supplied pencils, pencil sharpeners, and erasers for each school child at a basic school
Took basic school children on a field trip, where some kids had never been to the town of Livingstone and most had never experienced the museum, airport and Victoria Falls
For preschool children, donated educational materials, such as story ...
Partners In Development refurbished the basketball court at Katombora, originally sponsored and built by our organization in 2005. The Katombora Basketball court was dreamed up by PID and officers at the Katombora Reformatory. It was built mainly to serve the reformatory but has been utilized by the local village school and the whole community.
In our recent refurbishment, we installed new metal basketball goals which are permanent posts instead of moveable goalposts. We also installed a fitness station created and installed including a ‘chinning bar’ adjacent to ...