A School that is part of CCAP

Emusa Basic School is one of 26 CCAP mission schools and is in Lundazi District in the Eastern province of Zambia.  Its vision is to impart knowledge, skills and good morals to pupils and eradicate illiteracy.  Emusa Basic School was set up in the early 1950s as a primary school, including grades 1-7.  It was centrally set, surrounded by villages, and as the population of neighbouring communities grew, the demand for education at this school increased.  With the help of missionaries, the facilities were enlarged and the school upgraded to include a full secondary school with some dormitories for boarding students.  In 1997 a bill passed in Zambian Parliament requiring primary and secondary schools to operate separately.  The bill provided sponsorship of primary but not secondary education.  In 1999, Emusa Basic School was assigned a new Head Teacher, and a new school board was instituted.  The school now consists of grades 1-9, with 11 staff, 583 students, 7 classes, 2 administrative offices, 4 teachers' houses, 1 library, and 1 storeroom.

The strategic plan of Emusa Basic School has highlighted the need to upgrade its school infrastructure.  School building projects identified include the construction of several new classroom blocks as well as additional teachers’ housing.  However the primary need is to rehabilitate 3 classrooms, as well as the principal’s office, damaged by a wind storm and which have been condemned by the Zambian Ministry of Health (see pictures below). The community has come together to make approximately 70,000 bricks and have started donating other building supplies. The community has also agreed to require an extra fee from all grade 8 and 9 students to assist the school in buying teaching aids and assisting with other financial shortfalls.  CCAP is requesting $15,000 to purchase items beyond the capacity of the community to complete this primary project.   As this community pulls together, we have the privilege to assist them in fulfilling the vision God has given them.

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