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New Ngoma Primary School update

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

New Ngoma Primary School is a long-standing Conservation Club alliance of our ground-based partner, Game Rangers International (GRI). It is located in Itezhi Tezhi, in Zambia, and currently provides education for 57 children up to Grade 4. 

Last year, with the support of DSWF funding, Conservation Education Ranger at GRI, Brian Bulongo, began providing the sole teacher of the school with resources, training, teaching support, and administrative assistance.

Having equipped the school with some basic stationary supplies and a brand-new whiteboard, the next priority was to ensure students had somewhere comfortable to sit and study. 

Community Outreach Programme (COP) Manager at GRI, Britius Munkombwe, confirmed that the team at Musa recently led volunteers in the delivery of twenty three-seater school desks and such resources are vital in providing an enabling learning environment for children.

Image credits: GRI and Guadalupe Alvarez

Senior Headman Shandavu of New Ngoma School said: “I have no other new words which I can manufacture in my mouth to express my gratitude, I will use the same common word of thank you.” 

The New Ngoma community sits right at the edge of a Game Management Area and is therefore directly affected by human-wildlife conflict. By empowering local communities and future generations to live in harmony with wildlife, we can help to secure a brighter future for endangered species in their natural habitat.

DSWF is proud to support comprehensive education and awareness programmes across Africa and Asia and you find out more about this here.

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