Presentation on theme: "Nsobe Trust School’s Vision Developing the Nation’s human resources through education, personal empowerment and opportunity."— Presentation transcript:
1 Nsobe Trust School’s Vision Developing the Nation’s human resources through education, personal empowerment and opportunity
2 Zambia the real Africa 13 000 000 people 73 languages Home of the mighty Victoria falls and diverse wildlife.A nation of tribal peaceDECLARED AS A CHRISTIAN NATION
3 Copperbelt province Lamba land Lambas are the indigenous settlers on the Copperbelt.Zambia’s largest copper mining regionThe area and people remains among the most undeveloped and uneducated.Not many Lamba’s have been formally educated; working as house and garden servants, or subsistence farmers.
4 Lambaland: Masaiti District The first school opened in 1915It was a Baptist Mission school who’s calling was to help Lamba children read and understand God’s WordToday there is not a high school or university in the whole Masaiti District where local Lambas can afford to be educatedEducation is not an achievable basic human right for our peopleLiteracy levels remain very low and thus the cycle of poverty is not broken
5 What do you take for granted every day? Running water and a toiletClean drinking waterA bed to sleep in3 meals a dayElectricityA cupboard of clothesAccess to medical careThese Lamba children have none of theseLife in rural Zambia is harshand full of suffering.HIV/Aids is rampant,TB is a major problem,everyone lives with malaria,children suffer from malnutritionAverage Life Expectancy is 38 years10% infant mortality rateThere is a huge need to plantGod’s seed of hope and salvation
6 A typical Lamba Village home No electricityFirewood has to be cut and hauled in order to cook foodWater has to be fetched and carried from nearby streams or wellsNo beds – families sleep on reed matsOutdoor living exposes high risk to malaria
7 The Need for Nsobe Trust School The closest government school is 10kms away from our village communities – a long way to walk for little legsAverage of 50 children per teacher in rural government classesStandard of education is dire, children fail to learn to read or writeHIV/AIDS, broken families, drunkenness, hopelessness, witchcraft is rifeWe believe that Jesus Christ is the only answer: to make Him known through Christ- Centred Education and Life skills.From this heart- Nsobe Development Trust was bornOur vision is to offer high quality education from pre-primary up to Grade 12, and tertiary education in the disciplines we are involved in.
8 Due to the lack of quality education children’s potential is wasted and their lives are committed to poverty.Nsobe Trust School was started in faithin 2009 with 16 Pre-School children.We now have 87 children in 4 grades;Preschool to Grade 3.We have promised these children that they will receive quality educationup to Grade 12
12 Our Teachers Christ-Centred Education Preparing Pupils for Life not just jobsOur teachers serve as living curriculumsSchool is fun and exciting for pupilsOur teachers are to bring lasting hope.Teaching is a Call to teach, not a jobClassrooms as their mission field.
15 Our Pupils87 children from the surrounding Lamba VillagesMost children are from broken familiesAlmost every child in the school has lost either a parent or a sibling.Many of our children are orphans living with extended familyMost of our children’s parents and relatives are illiterateMost of these children would not have had the opportunity to go to school beforeThey now being uplifted through the teachings of Jesus and a well rounded education“Education is a companion which no future can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate itand no nepotismcan enslave”Ropo Oguntimehin
16 Karen Pukuma6 years old,Her mother died in childbirth – father unknownRaised by her Grandparents, who already have 9 children of their ownDorcas Mulunda7 years old, Father died of HIV 2009•Mother HIV positive and completely illiterate2010 their house burnt down with all their belongings in it2 sisters HIV positive, Naomi 8yrs and Charity 2yrs old.Dorcas is miraculously HIV negativeJaqueline Phiri11 years old grade 2Was not allowed to attend school before as she had to look after younger siblingsParents illiterate, and see no value in educationDid not own a pair of shoes until we gave her someOn her first day her feet were covered with festering sores, full of splinters no one had ever bothered to remove, cold and starving
17 Nsobe Trust School The community have given village land on which to build Nsobe Trust SchoolThe community have helped to clear the land and to build the schoolNsobe Trust School
18 Nsobe Trust School helpers carrying the breakfast porridge
20 One meal a day of starch and no protein is the normal diet in poor rural areas.Nsobe Trust Childrenare all given a nutritious meal during school.Temporary School canteenSchool Pit latrines
21 The children are flourishing in the school, loving the stimulation and finding out what fun it is to learn and to be a child.
22 “Education is not the filling of a pail, Through God,All things are Possible“Education is not the filling of a pail,but the lighting of a fire” W. B. Yeats
23 Prayer for our School, pupils, teachers and community Nsobe Trust School is funded from personal resources and donations. It is a daily walk of faith, trusting in God for His provision for His children’s needs.Our Schools Needs are:Prayer for our School, pupils, teachers and communityClassroom SponsorshipWe are teaching from temporary classrooms, with earthen floors and walls made from reed mats. We urgently need to source funding to complete our 3 classroom blockPupil SponsorshipFeeding Scheme SponsorshipTeacher SalariesTeacher’s housingJungle Gym and playground/sports facilities
24 Our drive is derived from our responsibility to God for these children,Giving all a brighter future in ZambiaThrough faith in God’s provision and with your help we can break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty, and offer these children a brighter future.