Malambo Grassroots has been working with the St Vincent de Paul School in Monze. In 2011 we raised funds to cover the school’s “wish list” of needs:
* a desktop computer
*a pardin pot (for cooking school lunches)
*chitenge material for income-generating crafts ( the children and Sister Lontia make shopping bags which they sell)
*wool for a school craft program
* book shelves for their new library.
Many of the students come from child-headed households, often because their parents have died of AIDS. Other students come from families that cannot afford to pay for basics.
The head of St Vincent De Paul is the very motivated and inspiring Sr. Lontia. She recently sent us some photos of a few students, which we’ve posted here.
Our long term goal is to raise funds for scholarships for these children who are highly motivated to go as far as they can educationally. The further we can assist them in this dream, the more they will be able to build their futures.