Kalalasaka school children are hungry

A regular donor to KondananiZambia provides for the purchase of nutritionally supplemented corn meal for a mid-day meal at Kalalasaka school.

The school building and feeding program, and the goat re-stocking program, are monitored for KondananiZambia by ZOCS – Zambian Open Community Schools, directed by Mrs Harriet Miyato.

However, the ZOCS team which makes regular monitoring trips to the village, from Lusaka, has not had sufficient funds – for living allowance & fuel, to make the journey, which takes at least 5 hours each way, with the monitoring team staying overnight in the village.

Funds were transferred, and the monitoring team went in the week of 13th. April, to take the corn meal, monitor the teaching program, the goat program, ahead of the expected visit by Jenny & John Preston in June 2011.

Truck project

ZOCS monitoring team is investigating the possibility of providing a 5 ton truck for the use of the Kalalasaka community. With the growth of income generation projects such as woodworking, and handcrafts, a truck would assist in transporting goods, along with corn meal, ground nuts and stock from Kalalasaka to Choma, a distance of approximately 87 kilometres. Transport to Choma is usually by foot or bicycle. The monitoring team is assisting the Community School committee to design an appropriate model of management for such a community Vehicle.


Here are some extracts from a visit report by Programme Officers of Zambia Open Community Schools during June 2010. To download the full report click here (2MB .pdf)

Report Introduction – The report covers and highlights the activities that took place at Kalalasaka Open Community Sc   More>>

Animal Restocking Project – Ten households were selected and each benefited with two goats.   More>>

Feeding Programme and School Supplies – During the visit food stuffs were delivered. These included:8 x 50kg bags of HEPS, 8 x 25 kg bags of   More>>

Sensitization Meeting – The visit included a one day workshop on OVC prevention, Care and Support, children’s rights,    More>>

Women’s Group – During the visita meeting was held with the Women’s Club members at Kalalasaka. The club leade   More>>

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