Maize to Learn Program
WE DID IT!!!
The money has been raised thank to all who donated
Target – £300 Raised -£300
Target – 250 Sacks- Bought – 250 Sacks
£1.20 buys one Sack of unground Maze which can be ground by the school and sold for £6 and pay for children’s continuing education, and the purchase of more maize, a gift that grows
Twanfwane community school in Katondo community Kabwe was started by local teachers to provide education for local children whose families couldn’t afford to send them to the state schools. HIV and Aids infection is very high in Kabwe 1 in 3 and 90% of the children at Twafwane are directly affected by this through the loss of one or both parents.
Twafwane school was started in the local community centre and has grown through kind donations and the hard work of the community to fund the school and the education of the children.
One of the main sources of funding comes through a Maize mill which the school built and runs so that local farmers can grind their maze ready for market.
Twafwane now teaches 850 pupils using a purpose-built school with 4 classrooms, until they reach high school age at which point if the child passes their exams they can go on to High school. But they don’t have the funds to go so many will not have the chance to finish their education and with no industry to speak of in Kabwe, after the closure of the mines there is very little hope for employment.
By Raising £300 the peer leaders at Twafwane can buy 250 50kg sacks of un-ground maize from one of the farmer who uses the mill. They can they mill the maize, the children help out in the milling a sacking, and then they can sell the maize to the government for 5 times their investment. That’s right they can make £1500 ( which is 10,500,000 Kwatcha) they can then Buy another 250 sacks of maize and invest in the children’s continuing education for generations.
The portraits below are of the children at Twafwane who you will be helping in the first instant and then many more in the years to come, both the children and the families who will have a better chance with the education that you can provide.
April is the best month to buy Maize!!
Please give to this excellent cause and share with everyone who cares
Brian Mwansas Bwalya