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Lupani Primary School

Education for conservation in Zambia

Tags: Rhinoceros, Zambia, Kazungula, Southern Africa, Conservation Schools, Conservation Agriculture, Wildlife Corridors

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    Lupani School - Sekute Community AWF recently constructed a new school in the Sekute Community of Zambia in the Kazungula Heartland consisting of five teacher houses and six modern classrooms, equipped with new desks. Immediately after its inauguration, 105 pupils enrolled in the school, which replaced a badly dilapidated school that only accommodated 55 pupils—a big step in a Chiefdom where currently 80% of the people are illiterate. The new school is an incentive for the Sekute communities' efforts in setting aside a Wildlife Conservancy, and protecting wildlife dispersal corridors.
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Education remains one of the major challenges facing Africa.

In the Sekute community of Zambia, students often had to walk miles a day to attend school. Classes were held in a ramshackle, local school made of mud that could only house 50 students. It is little wonder then, that in this chiefdom, illiteracy was at 80%.

Lupani school answers the call.

Officially opened February 11, 2011, the Lupani Primary School replaced the formerly dilapidated structure with a modern facility that includes six classrooms, several offices, and five houses for teachers.

African Wildlife Foundation built the brand-new Lupani Primary School as an incentive for the establishment of a community-protected wildlife area and the protection of valuable wildlife dispersal corridors. The 20,000-hectare Sekute Conservation Area is home to two important wildlife movement corridors that pass from community areas in Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe into community lands on the Zambian side of the Zambezi river corridors.

Bringing education closer to families.

The promise of a modern school nearby is indeed exciting. Since the Lupani Primary School has brought education closer to eager minds and excited families, classes are full—with 125 students enrolled, and the Zambian government has provided seven trained teachers to instruct classes. Parents are thrilled: The school boasts an involved and passionate parent-teacher association (PTA) and recently, men and women have registered for adult literacy classes.

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