by Cluny Mackenzie-MacPherson, Acting Director at the Shitima School in Kabwe, Zambia
2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year for us here at Shitima School, as it marks the launching of several new projects. Our brand new High School, Markit Secondary, will see its first pupils, ground will be broken on a chicken coupe and a piggery, and our new onsite shop will be open for business. Plans are being put together to initiate skills training programs in tailoring, shoe making and food production in addition to our current programs in carving and basket weaving, and our school garden is producing at its highest levels yet. This project has been growing for the better part of a decade, having begun as a one-room schoolhouse, and all of us here in Kabwe remain humbled and grateful for the support of so many people who have made this all possible.