Moyo Lunga Community School opened on January 14, 2019 for pre-school and 1st grade we have 2 pre-school class rooms and a morning and afternoon 1st grade total enrollment is over 70 students. This is a community school so the PTA fees that we charge are modest, for those students who cannot pay the parents or guardians work at the school keeping the land clear of weeds and debris as well as cleaning the toilets and class rooms and giving the teachers any assistance they may need. This school is the first of its kind in Mwandi Royal Village Western Province the only other primary school was built in the 50’s for around 300 students they now have over 1000 from 1st to 7th grade. This community school was very much needed and is working exactly like a community school should. We have a very strong PTA as well as the Board of Directors (I am on the board as needed and is working exactly like a community school should. We have a very strong PTA as well as the Board of Directors (I am on the board as treasurer I do all the book keeping as well as fund raising) We have 3 wonderful qualified teachers’ Peter who I sponsored through college to be a teacher, is our acting head as well as 1st grade teacher. Lydia and Bridget are the pre-school teachers. All the buildings and furniture were donated by many groups and individuals.
We plan to take this school to 7th grade and are always looking for donors to help us build as well as help us with the running costs of the school the PTA fees only cover about 1 ½ months of expenses. We must pay the teachers, electric, water, hand soap, toilet paper and all the other running costs. At this point we do have a group coming in July 2019 that are raising funds to build 2nd grade but we always need help with furniture and other things needed to open that class, as well to continue building on to the school. The community is behind this school 100% . The need was so great these kids deserve the best we can give them life in this village is not easy without an education that starts early in life without it they are lost. Our hope and mission is to keep building on till we get to the 7th grade to provide quality education to all.