Sekelele Community School is located in Lusaka West. The school was established in 1998 and started under a tree. Currently, there are 166 boys and 172 girls… 35 are single orphans, 34 are double orphans, and 12 are vulnerable. There are 6 teachers.
Their mission is to provide free, relevant, and quality education to orphans and vulnerable children. In the past four years, they had 100% pass rates on the government exams. Their annual budget is $17,000. Zambian Open Community Schools (ZOCS) has helped provide teacher training. Previous donors have included MTN, a Zambian cellular network, who built the school and OxFam built the borehole for the water well.
Their challenges include:
- toilets for pupils (currently they only have two pit latrines)
- borehole is too shallow and not safe for drinking water
- no electricity
- untrained teachers
- teacher allowances
- food for children
- no kitchen/cooking area: problematic during the rainy season since they currently cook outside
- only 2 classroom blocks
- teaching supplies
- food supplements
- early marriages
Sekelela Community School
Mungwi Rd, D170, Mungule Rd. Zambia
The Sekelela Community School is located approximately 20 km West of Lusaka, in the Kafue District, Lusaka Central, Namalombwe constituency. It is about 28 km to the M9.