An exciting recent progress report from our Community Officer in the Mola Community.

We’re enthused by a recent update from our Project Officer in the Mola Community near Bumi Hills Safari Lodge. This marginalised Tonga community has a difficult history, having been displaced (along with the wildlife in the area) by the filling of Lake Kariba between 1958 – 1963. Low-levels of infrastructure development and high levels of human-wildlife conflict are prevalent. Since the opening of Bumi Hills Safari Lodge under the African Bush Camps portfolio in 2018, we’ve been working to understand and partner with the community to help empower them to make decisions for their own benefit.
Old classrooms at Mangwara Primary were made from mud, thatched huts
The new building has now received its roof and well on its way to be a fully-fledged classroom
The initial focus of our partnerships has been to improve educational environments for school children at Mangwara Primary School. We’re happy to say that a new classroom block has now been roofed and will soon be painted. African Bush Camps Foundation has purchased solar panels and accessories for electrifying the block, electricians and been contracted and will start this Saturday (25/05/2019) to get the building wired. 30 three seater desks, 2 teacher tables and 2 chairs have also been ordered to furnish the classrooms. The community are looking forward to seeing their primary school children utilising a building that’ll greatly improve their learning environment.

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