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Expansion and renovation at the:

Siamatika school

Siamatika School, located in rural Zambia, was in urgent need of expansion and renovation. A decent school building is essential for providing quality education and the school often also acts as a safe place for children to escape poverty. Unfortunately, most government schools in Zambia, especially in rural areas like Siamatika School, are in poor condition due to a lack of financial resources for repairs and new construction.

In 2020, the construction and renovation of the Siamatika School began, located 8 km away from the Liberi School.

In addition to adding two new classrooms, all existing classrooms and offices were renovated, and new toilet blocks were installed. The school now has electricity and water facilities for the children. The project was funded by various donors, with one-third of the funding coming from Wilde Ganzen. We are proud in the accomplished improvements and the increased community involvement. Almost all parents now send their children to this school, resulting in an increased number of 700 students. With the construction of more classrooms, additional classes can be accommodated, allowing even more children to receive an education.


Transforming the Siamatika School into a Pleasant Learning Environment

The year following the renovation, in collaboration with Wilde Ganzen, we were able to build a kindergarten and add a playground to the school. All classrooms are now equipped with school furniture and textbooks. Furthermore, we have fenced the premises, preventing animals from accessing the area and keeping the school clean.

As a sign of commitment, the community itself has constructed two teachers’ residences and assisted in maintaining the area, creating shaded areas, planting grass, and so on. The community actively participated in both projects.

it looks beautiful

Complete transformation at the Siamatika School

Over the past two years, the Siamatika School has undergone a complete transformation. Not only does the school look beautiful, but we also see a positive change among the teachers, the community, and the children. Everyone is motivated and inspired. Teachers take pride in their school being recognized as an example for others. It is now the best school in the province, attracting many students. The government has decided to allocate grades eight and nine to the school, enabling the first step towards high school.