Uyoba is a community school in Mfuwe located just outside the GMA for South Luangwa National Park. There are currently over 630 pupils operating out of 4 classrooms and one shaded structure made by the parents and teachers. It is estimated that 35% of the pupils are considered to be OVC’s (orphaned or vulnerable children). The school’s income solely comes from school fees of which are not mandatory for families to pay.
Due to the school being a community school (meaning it was started by the community, not the District Education Board) the local government does not heavily support the school providing it with limited if any resources. The grades covered by the school reach up to grade 7, for higher education the pupils have to go to a high school which is government run with much higher school fees. Sanctuary Retreats has pledged to make a contribution towards the various projects for every night a guest stays at any one of our properties in Zambia. Contact us to find out more about our future projects at Uyoba School and how you, and your guests, can become involved.