Michael Nugent - Build a Library for Zambia

We are seeking to construct a purpose-built and architect-designed public library for Chipulukusu, Zambia. This will require us to raise about €120,000.00. Having sent over two 40 foot shipping containers of books in the last three years (and a third one now on the way to Zambia) this is the logical next step to bringing literacy to this most beautiful part of the world.  Many schools in Chipulukusu have no books, but many schools do not even have secure walls and a roof, so that we cannot safely provide them with books. This library will be a resource for all local schools and will have profound and permanent benefits for the people of Chipulukusu.

Our initial plans was for a 70-seat library, but due to the growing demand for books, now that our books are available in Chipulukusu, we have had to increase the size of the library to accommodate 140 seats. This has increased the cost of the library beyond what we had first anticipated.

As of 14th August 2021, we have €68,831.00 raised for this project, so we have a good distance still to go. Please help, to the best of your ability.

We had planned to go back to Zambia in the summer of 2020 with a small team of volunteers to train the Zambian teachers in literacy teaching skills and computer skills, so as to make the best use of the books and materials already out there, and also to prepare for this library. However, this plan had to be abandoned due to the Coronavirus.  2021 has again been curtailed by the virus. Not alone can we not travel to Zambia, but the virus has also hugely affected our fundraising efforts and slowed down all of our plans. We will, however, be back in Zambia as soon as the virus clears and this again becomes possible. In the meanwhile, we still need the funds to complete this project.

If you would like to volunteer to come to Zambia with us, or if you have metal racking shelving which we can use in our library, or children's books or school books or laptop computers to offer, please contact us too, as we are now packing another shipping container of these materials to equip this library.

For more information on what I do, visit my webpage at www.mnugentzambia.com or email me at [email redacted]

Michael Nugent
6 Sandford Road
Dublin 6.

Tel. 00353 1 4974888
  • Fiona McDonnell 
    • €250 
    • 1 mo
    • €500 
    • 1 mo
  • Catherine Barry 
    • €250 
    • 4 mos
  • Various off line donations 
    • €12,696 (Offline)
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €175 
    • 8 mos
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Michael Nugent 
Grand Canal Dock, Dublin
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