Canteen for Zambia - One meal a day

The school in Kalwala Village is located in the north east of Zambia. At the moment there are three schools situated here: a primary school, a secondary school and the vocational school that was set up with the support of SEA. Some of the students come from far (up to 2 hours walk) and spend the whole day at school without eating. The school headmasters have therefore developed a project that aims to grow their own vegetables and corn, in order to give the students daily a nutritious meal.

With financial means School Support and Beyond supports the building of the canteen, developing a vegetable garden, growing crops for the meals and the organization that there will be a healthy meal on the table every day for each student. In 2013, the Foundation has more than 38,000 euros available to build the canteen. Lackson, the project manager on site, informs us of the progress and we will share this under "Current Topics" on this website.


During our visit to Kalwala Village in Zambia the story of Emmanuel came to our attention. Emmanuel is 26 years old, his mother has worked for the orphan home in Kalwala Village for a long time but she passed away last year. Emmanuel has taken over her work successfully. Besides this he also took over the care of his grandparents and his sister. Emmanuel has thought carefully about what he wants with his life and how he is going to achieve that. He wants to become a teacher and therefore he must follow an education for three years. He can apply for a scholarship from the government, that will cover a part of the training costs. He also wants to keep chickens to make sure his grandparents and sister are maintained when he is at school. In the third year of the training he can start working and earn some money himself.

Emmanuel has a solid plan in mind that he told us passionately, he could answer any question we asked him. That’s why School Support & Beyond wants to support Emmanuel in achieving his goals in life. We will therefore pay the necessary remaining part of his training. We will keep you informed of his progress by regular updates on this website.