Makumba Community School is a remote school about an hour outside of Livingstone, Zambia. The walls are bare and the floors are dusty concrete. Set within a village of about 500 people, Makumba Community School services students who walk up to three hours to be there every day.
Makumba Community School employs seven teachers, most who have only completed up to Year 6 or 7 themselves. The funds raised by OGA events were used to send two teachers to College in nearby Livingstone. This means they could complete their further education and give the students at Makumba Community School a better education. In a school where resources are lacking, better teachers equals a better education. The remaining money was used to fund a sports tournament as well as purchase necessary stationary for the students attending the school.
The Makumba Community School board has expressed their gratitude to the Santa Maria College Old Girls’ Association and hope to continue a positive relationship with them.
Shannon O’Connor (Class of 2011)