Uyoba Classroom Construction in Zambia

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Last year we identified a desperate need at Uyoba Community School in South Luangwa for additional classroom space. The school, which is located just outside the Game Management Area (GMA) nearby to Sanctuary Puku Ridge and Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, was operating with only four classrooms to accommodate the 700 pupil body.

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy in partnership with USA based NGO, Africa Hope Fund, teamed together to build a classroom block, offering more space for the pupils and teachers.

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Inside new classroom

The block provides three large classrooms, store rooms, teacher's staff room as well as a safe room where sensitive documents can be stored securely.

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Planting the beds

The pupils are also planting up the beds outside the classroom with hardy drought tolerant plants to add to the aesthetics of the classrooms and school grounds. 

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Grade 5 class in new classroom

The pupils and teachers have expressed their gratitude in providing the classrooms and are delighted with the much needed extra space; we in turn would like to thank our Sanctuary Retreats guests travelling on Zambia safaris for making this initiative possible. 

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Grade 3 classroom

By Camilla Rohes, Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy Coordinator at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Our lodges in Zambia are:

Sanctuary Puku Ridge is perched on an escarpment overlooking a floodplain in the South Luangwa National Park; it offers stunning vistas with perfect game sighting opportunities.

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge is a magnificent historic game lodge set in amongst lush primeval forest provides panoramic views across the game-rich valleys of the South Luangwa National Park.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, twelve kilometres upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls.