Sixteen classrooms at 6 different schools have been constructed in the last 3 years by WH volunteers from America partnering with villagers, parents, and an experienced construction crew. This has enabled 2,000 children to leave their “tree classes” outside and learn in the pleasant environment of a proper schoolroom. These projects have included the building of the first 2 high schools in the area. Before Koche and Namakango Secondary schools were built, the education of rural children ended at 8th grade. All of the building projects include desks, lavatories, and a well. The total cost for a two-room school with these additions is about $35,000, but all donations are welcome.
Preparations are under way for the Summer 2018 expedition to build the first primary school at Kazembe Village. Positions for this trip are now open.