ITALA FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER 16

VISIT TO ITALA FOUNDATION Oct/Nov 2015

A group of Grade 5 students who were just completing their Home Economics practical tests.

The school has been growing over the years and now caters for over 800 students on an annual basis.

Following the death of Albert Mwansa, Hendrix Mambwe had been acting as the Director of the school. Hendrix had done a good job keeping the school operating but it was clear that we were going to have to appoint someone who understood education, and teachers, and who could lead the school into the future. 

To this end, Tony Foster and Adam Williams went to the school in order to implement those changes. 

As from November this year, the role of Director has been replaced by a new Headmaster and two Deputy Head Teachers, all of whom are young, well qualified and enthusiastic. 

This new team is the right combination to make the necessary changes in the school and will now take the school into an exciting future.

The new school leadership team

From left to right

Aubrey Chisengu - Deputy Headteacher
Brenda Tuyu - Deputy Headteacher
Marlon Chibuye - Headteacher

This year the educational syllabus for Zambia has been changed and updated and this presents challenges for the new team to ensure that the new curriculum is in place as soon as possible in the New Year.

To that end, we are very grateful for the continued financial support that has meant that we are able to purchase text books to match the new syllabus.

Grade 5 students with some of their new books

One of our ex students, Chianti Mambwe, who is now completing his Grade 9 exams at Kawama School. Chianti is one of many students who has been sponsored by people who have been to Itala and who have made a difference to a pupil’s life.