Twitti School's Grand Opening Set For This Summer!

by Arianna Dametto, CEF Social Media Coordinator  

As summer approaches, CEF clearly has a lot to look forward to!  We are pleased to announce that the Twitti School' in Zambia will have its official grand opening on July 13th, 2012.  The school is just steps away from completion, with the Administration Library and the final three classrooms now finished. The grand opening will be celebrated with a visit to Zambia from 35 of the project supporters, including a few from the CEF.

In a letter to the Twitti School supporters Shelley O'Callaghan, founder of Friends for Zambia writes,

The Library has been most eagerly awaited by the students, staff and parents.  We have benefitted greatly from the assistance of Room to Read Zambia who have provided training for the teachers and parents and who have advised us regarding the layout of the library and choice of furniture and books. The books and furniture have been ordered and are expected in early March. The Rotary Clubs of Zambia and Canada have provided funds for 11 computers and a printer, and a computer lab has been set up in a section of the library. Below is a photo of students learning the basics of computers. An amazing look into the wide world of the web!

The other exciting news is that the Twitti School now has a new bus. We raised the money through your generous donations and purchased a second hand bus from Japan, had it shipped to Tanzania, and it was driven overland to Zambia  (the most cost effective way to get a bus!) .This is making a huge difference to the transportation of the children from the furthest villages, especially the little ones.

Friends for Zambia is very close to raising all the money needed to complete the school and the furnishing needed for the classrooms and library. With the grand opening just two months away they would appreciate any donations that will help them reach their funding goal!

Congratulations to Shelley and all of those who teamed up with Friends for Zambia in making this project become a reality.