Nanzhila Basic School

$5,000 goal

Campaign created 5 months ago
Nanzhila Basic School Improvement Project

Nanzhila basic school is one of the first schools started in the Southern Kafue area of Zambia, and dates back to 1896. This school is the vital education key to the local people of Chief Shezongo community. However, due to the lack of support and maintenance over the years the school has been run down. It lacks serious maintenance work and educational materials. The goal is to improve the school in to a place that the local children would be proud to attend. We would like to see not only basic education being taught but also to develop a wildlife education section. We believe that education about wildlife at a basic level is the key to the protection of wildlife for future generations to come.

Dendro Park, in conjunction with Chief Shezongo Community Resource Board, has undertaken the project of helping the school to raise and manage these funds to achieve the above mentioned goals. Dendro Park will personally oversee that the funds raised for maintenance, improvements and educational materials be used correctly and efficiently. Feedback with regards to all funds raised for this vital and most important project for the local community will be reported to the donors annually.

I went to meet the current school manager, Arthur Ngoma in September 2016, to see the challenges that they are facing. On visiting the school I realised that these children cannot keep struggling under these conditions and immediately decided to assist where possible. The above photos were taken to depict the poor conditions of the current situation.


We kindly ask for anyone who would like to make a difference, no matter how small, to help the local community children of Chief Shezonzo and Nazhila Basic School to raise funds towards making the much needed maintenance, improvement and school materials to achieve our goals.


We would like to thank everyone in advance for opening your hearts to help these less fortunate children to have a chance at a better future.

Improvements to the school in 2017

Dendro Park donation a Safari to Safari Club International Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter in 2017 to help raise funds for the school. It was agreed that half of the funds raised would be donated to the Nanzhilla Basic School project for improvements at the school.

The funds raised ($2,300) were used to purchase roof sheets, planks, cement and other materials to repair the roof of classroom 2, 3 and 4 and general repairs around the main school block.

35107206_1543999564511514_r.jpegSchool Block in 2016
35107206_1543999608865521_r.jpegSchool Block in 2017
35107206_1543999682347000_r.jpegClassroom 4 in 2016
35107206_154399973189014_r.jpegClassroom 4 in 2017
35107206_1543999781834435_r.jpegClassroom 4 in 2017

Working closely with representatives from Nazhila Basic School and Chief Shezongo we have made great progress on the school. We would like to thank everyone involved for their support. We plan on further improving the school in 2019 after the rainy season in Zambia has ended. We ask for you support to help raise the $5,000 needed for the future improvements.  

Shawn Alan Bird
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