Uyoba School, Mfuwe

SRP Uyoba

Uyoba School in Mfuwe

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.


Uyoba School Building WEB

Building Work at Uyoba School

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy have recently partnered with another NGO in the area called Africa Hope Fund who wish to support the school with additional infrastructure - by building a 1x3 classroom block. This will allow for fewer pupils in each class and a far more comfortable learning environment; ideally raising the attainment and achievements of pupils. We are yet to achieve our budget for this project however are hopeful that interest will increase and we will be able to begin the build before the end of the year.


Uyoba School Classroom WEB

Desk Donation

Sanctuary Retreats' recent support to the school has been in the form of pupils' desks. We had 20 desks made in Lusaka; and shipped them to Uyoba school in Mfuwe. Prior to this donation, many pupils were using limited desk space or planks of wood on their laps in order to write in class; a much needed donation!

For information - please speak to you guide or host in your lodge.


Pack for a purpose

Pack for a purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you'll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project /projects.