Trust Community School has been managed and run by volunteers from the Racecourse Community in Kitwe for 11 years. They rent space in a dilapidated old farm building where the children endure woefully inadequate learning conditions. There is no glass in the windows, no electricity, the furniture is inadequate and the teaching materials for the whole school fit into a single small cardboard box.
Trust School has proved it can rise to the task of supporting the children of its community and now wants to take the next step to be recognised by the authorities and become a government funded school. MAC has helped school Trustees prepare a Development Plan that sets out their ambition and includes their strategy to achieve recognition.
In February 2016 the School received deeds to the land allocated by the local authority for a new school building; the site was paid for by MAC. We are now progressing with the appointment of a local architect to oversee the preparation of approved plans, obtain competitive prices from local builders and oversee the building works. We also have approval in principle for the funding of a clean water project.
MAC has committed to making a contribution of £25,000 towards the building of a new school on the commitment of the local authority to recognise the School, fund the remainder of the construction and pay the teachers’ salaries going forward: MAC’s Funding Campaign.
Top left Trust Community School
Bottom left Site for new school building