I am a teacher running a small school on the edge of Lusaka. Most of my pupils can't afford to go to a government school. At some point in the last few months we have jumped to 151 children between baby class and Grade 5.
Love and hugs are free at school, so is ringworm, repeatedly!!!
Three years ago our ZEMS charity sent out 4 big boxes of books to start the TCS Library. Since then we have added books from all over the world, Zambia, South Africa, Australia, America and even more from the UK.
Our Library has been functional but very plain. It started off in one of the old, dark classrooms then we moved it into a converted container. The books have all been very well used and were in need of repairs and a good sort out and the whole thing needed a serious facelift.
The original library in one of the old classrooms
The second library in the plain container
Then along came Debs. She arrived for a 6 week visit mid March and was happy to get stuck in wherever it was needed so between helping out in the classrooms and listening to readers we tackled the Library.