We work in a rural part of Zambia. When students have visited us here for short courses, they tell us how conducive the place is for studying. We are excited that, from January 2020, our programmes will full time from our site.

OUR NEW LEARNING CENTRE

We are in the process of building our learning centre. This comprises the David and Demi Mann Learning Forum. It is a multi-purpose teaching and learning space, containing a small library, IT room, small and large classrooms. The central square incorporates an amphitheatre and stage for performance, debate and lectures.

Students stay in purpose-built, thatch-roofed huts with two to four students sharing a hut. There are separate bathroom and kitchen facilities and small shelters for gatherings. Staff also stay on site to ensure security and provide care for the students. The land will gradually be planted with flowers and trees in honour of each of our students. We anticipate having a small vegetable garden and a mixed orchard on the land.

"I will always be grateful for the opportunity to spend some time at Our Moon's camp in Chibombo, with its clean air, friendly locals and tranquil atmosphere. I am already a bit jealous of the future scholars who will get to call this hidden haven home."

Zoe Mebude-Steves, class of 2019

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY

We give back to the community. We encourage our students to identify problems in the community and to set up long term projects to solve those problems. They also volunteer within the community. Naturally, most scholars tutor other children within our community and from visiting NGOs, such as Kucetekela Foundation. They will, however, also work on environmental issues, including waste management, tree planting, and planting of crops both on Our Moon’s land and within the vicinity. It is long-term involvement so that everyone benefits.

"I used to think impact was mainly about numbers but now I realise that by impacting a few in a positive and life-changing way, the ripple effect can be enormous. Through Helen and Justin, Our Moon has managed to create an effective relationship with the community in Chibombo thereby enabling Our Moon to make a wider impact."

Ntasuwila Nambao Mushitu