Zambia, May 2019

On Saturday the 25th May 2019 we travelled to Kasisi situated in the North Western Province of Zambia.

We are based in the capital, Lusaka so this was a very long trip, taking us 16 hours to drive there. I shared the driving with Ronald who is employed by CCZ (Council of Churches in Zambia) but he is now an integral part of our team, fully involving himself in the fitting of the lights as well.

The distance was 1200km, we arrived at our lodge at 11.30pm very tired!! The next day we drove to Kasisi School and fitted lights into 3 classrooms and a head teachers office. There were 550 pupils at this school, it was in the middle of nowhere and to get there we had to drive through sand roads which was fun - good job we had a 4 wheel drive vehicle!! We also gave out school dresses donated to us by Liz Toomer on behalf of the Sue Ryder Charity. They were given to the poorest children who were wearing little more than rags. Read more...


Reports On Lights For Learning Projects in Zambia

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) managed to send two staff Allan Nyangu and Justina Zulu Mutemwa for a Lights for Learning workshop which took place in April, 9th to 13th April 2018. So I as Justina Zulu Mutemwa participated in the training.

Justina's Report

Justina's Report

...the objective of the activity was to go and fix solar lights at the three schools which are Kabamba Primary school Teta Primary and Kankumba Primary school in rural areas.

Allan's Report

Allan's Report

...the team went to Chongwe Eastern part of Zambia for the second project at Kakumba primary school. The description was to install solar in three (3) classroom and one (1) staff rooms...

Click on the image to view the report


Thank You Laurie

Laurence Cole

After being our guide and mentor
from 2002 until the completion of our registration as a charity in 2004, Laurence Cole was our constant source of knowledge as to the legal requirements needed to run the charity.

Over the last  fourteen years he has always been our "go to" when we needed advice on any strange 'things' that occurred, and encouraged us to continue with 'the dream'.

Unfortunately, like moving to 'another planet' from Wiltshire (that being Lyme Regis), health problems, and now the production of the first two of the next generation of Coles, Laurie has handed in his resignation as Trustee, and we have had to reluctantly accept his decision.

Thank you for all that you have done for Lights for Learning, and for always being at the end of the phone to listen and advise (hey, just thought, maybe we could continue with this????}

We will be forever grateful for the help and support that you have given us over the years enabling us to 'follow our dream'.

Take time out now to spoil Vivien, and more especially those little babies.

Thank you, and please keep in touch.