Covid-19 in Zambia and Namwala

In the below listed report the Covid-19 situation in Zambia and in Namwala in particular is described in four articles: […]

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Newsletter no. 7

Dear friends of Namwala With the attached newsletter we would like to inform you about the work of the Namwala […]

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Soup Day 2020

During Lent, every Friday at the Stiftsschule is “Soup Day”: instead of eating a normal full meal for lunch, the […]

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The crossing of the Kafue river

Every year in October the Shimunega ceremony takes place in Maala, in the Chieftum Mungaila. The farmers show their herds […]

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Finally Rain

The rainy season in Zambia has fortunately started well this year and it looks like it will continue in the […]

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New sewer lines for the employees of the school

After the extension and renovation of the toilets and showers, the entire sewage system of the school is back in […]

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Review 2019 Outlook 2020

Please find below the report «Review 2019 Outlook 2020» of the Friends’ Association Namwala Secondary School Zambia.

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Tree guards

Beginning with the first students from Einsiedeln visiting in 2006, we have regularly been planting young trees on the school […]

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A well for Lubanga Shabongwe Basic School

On Tuesday, July 23, a brandnew water tower was presented to Lubanga Shabongwe Primary School by the German foundation „Wald […]

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Newsletter no. 6

Dear friends of Namwala, It is with pleasure that we are presenting you the sixth newsletter with the latest occurences […]

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Repair of the science labs

Termites had damaged a few walls of the science labs which destabilized them and caused cracks in the walls. Consequently, […]

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2018 Zambia journey photo album

I have made a digital photo album from the pictures that were taken by the participants who did the journey […]

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Obituary on Rev Dennis Fowler

On 26th of June 2018 Reverend Dennis Fowler has died at the age of 89 in Eastbourne, Great Brittan. He […]

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Journey of pupils of the Stiftsschule to Namwala 2018

Many pupils turned up in October 2017 at the information session about the Zambia journey of July 2018. 14 Pupils […]

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Renovation of the Ablution Blocks of the Boys’ Section

The main goal of 2018 was the urgent needed renovation of the ablution blocks of the boys’ section. This became […]

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Review 2018 Outlook 2019

Please find below the report «Review 2018 Outlook 2019» of the Friends’ Association Namwala Secondary School Zambia.

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Three big infra structure projects in southern Zambia

At the southern border of Zambia formed by the Zambezi river we find at the moment three big infra structure […]

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Thesis «Tradition and Education for all among the Baila people of Namwala in Southern Province, Zambia» by Patrick Muma

Patrick Muma, Secretary of the Educational Board of the Namwala district between June 2012 and May 2015, has this year […]

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Tree planting 2018

During the visit to Zambia of pupils of the Stiftsschule Einsiedeln this year we planted 45 trees on the grounds […]

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Charity Run 2018

Einsiedeln. On the 25th of May, during the sports day of the Stiftsschule Einsiedeln, a charity run was organised to […]

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Newsletter no. 5

Dear friends of Namwala, It is with pleasure that we are presenting you the fifth newsletter with the latest occurences […]

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2017 final exam outcomes

On the 19th of January, the Ministry of Education released the outcomes for the final exam (grade 12) of November […]

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Inspection by the Ministry of Health

Because of the Cholera outbreak, more than 70 people have died in Lusaka since October 2017 alone. To prevent the […]

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Rainy season

PTA vice chairman and project supervisor Joseph Chipindi sent a few days ago a number of beautiful pictures of the […]

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Review 2017 Outlook 2018

Please find below the report «Review 2017 Outlook 2018» of the Friends’ Association Namwala Secondary School Zambia.

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A new head teacher in Namwala

At the beginning of September, we received word that Mr. Charles Simaambo (pictured right) will soon take over as principal […]

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Journey to Zambia in July 2017

At the end of June, I travelled to Zambia. The first two weeks I stayed in Namwala to discuss the […]

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New washing line

The students wash their laundry by themselves and then proceed to hang them on tree branches, racks and barbed wire […]

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About the electricity costs of the school

The financial situation of the school has taken a downturn, since the rates of the national electricity company ZESCO have […]

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Renovation of the old ablution blocks of the girls’ section

After the repair of the sewer pipes in March, the sewer still did not flow off properly and we had […]

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Newsletter no. 4

Dear friends of Namwala, It is with pleasure that we are presenting you the fourth newsletter with the latest occurences […]

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Tree Planting by Chief Mukobela

The district Namwala consists of 4 chieftaincies, the structure for traditional governing of communities. The district capital Namwala is under […]

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Tree planting in Namwala

The planting started in 2006 during the visit of the first group from the Stiftsschule. We planted trees on the […]

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Sewage pipe burst

On the 27th of February, we received news from Namwala, that there was a sewage pipe burst behind the auditorium. […]

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Inauguration of the new sanitary facilities of the boarding school for girls

The two new toilet and shower facilities of the boarding school for girls were officially handed over to the school […]

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A little story

On the 23rd of December, I received this image from Namwala (picture right). It is the model of a pyramid […]

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Visiting a cattle breeding farm

The Kafue Flats are flooded every year again and offer, with their vaste green space, excellent premises for cattle breeding, […]

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Water tower

A new well was built on December 3rd 2014, as the old one couldn’t handle the water supply needed. To […]

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In memory of Maureen Chate-Musonda (†2.12.2016)

Sadly, Maureen Chate-Musonda, former teacher of the Namwala Secondary School, has passed away because of a circulatroy failure on Friday […]

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Review 2016 and Outlook 2017

Please find below the report «Review 2016 and Outlook 2017» of the Friends’ Association Namwala Secondary School Zambia.

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Planting banana trees

The first trees for the orchard were planted in 2010. The early years of the orchard were not always without […]

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Ila bible presentation

The launch of the New Testament Bible in the Ila language at Itezhi Tezhi at St Paul’s Catholic Church Hall […]

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The mission stations Nkala and Nanzhila

During my travels in July 2016, I visited Nkala and Nazhila on the search for the physical traces of the […]

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Students from Stiftsschule Einsiedeln in Zambia

Eleven 4th and 5th students from Stiftsschule Einsiedeln had the opportunity to visit Zambia for two-and-a-half weeks at the beginning […]

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50th anniversary of the Namwala Secondary School

The 2nd of July marked the 50-year anniversary of the Namwala Secondary School. It was a great celebration, with a […]

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Inauguration of the new classroom block

During the anniversary of the school, the two new classroom buildings were inaugurated by the permanent secretary Southern Province, Mr. […]

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The TAZARA Railway

To be able to represent the Friends for Namwala at the 50-year anniversary of the Namwala Secondary School, Beat and […]

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Professor Elizabeth Colson

On the 3rd August 2016, Elizabeth Colson died aged 99. I stumbled upon her name for the first time in […]

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Charles Montague Smith

In the middle of Namwala, opposite the Boma (the administration center of the District), one finds the remainders of a […]

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Performance of the Namwala Secondary School

The exam results of the Namwala Secondary School have improved continuously during the last three years. In particular, a big […]

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Christopher Mukuwa Junior

Christopher Mukuwa Junior has taken over the manufacturing of the school furniture from his father. He finished the 219 desks […]

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Echoes of Africa, a new publication

Last year Dennis and Ena Fowler published their new book Echoes of Africa. It is based primarly on weekly letters […]

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Report visit March 2016

1. Ablution Blocks The dramatic increase of pupils attending boarding school from 1,000 to 1,500 made it necessary to extend […]

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Renovation and extension of the sanitary facilities

Because of the increase in boarders from 1000 to 1500 pupils the sanitary facilities urgently need to be extended. The […]

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Review 2015 and Outlook 2016

Please find below the report «Review 2015 and Outlook 2016» of Johannes van der Weijden.

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A Christmas Market Surprise

At the initiative of Elias Klaey, the Friends of the Namwala Secondary School were represented at the Zug Christmas market […]

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Namwala 1937

Mary (Light) Meader and Richard Light, heirs of the Upjohn Company Fortune, became famous world-wide with their unprecedented aerial pictures […]

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Kafue cattle crossing

Traditionally the Kafue Flats is a place for big herds. Before about 1950 there were herds of buffalo, zebra and […]

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Kafue National Park

At the beginning of September I made a tour through the Kafue National Park KPN with Barry Porter, a friend […]

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Two messages from Namwala

Metal- and Woodwork teacher Harrison Martiguluka (picture top left, on the right) is now in charge of the repair of […]

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A power backup system for the new classroom block

Caretaker George Mubiana sent yesterday pictures of the installation of the power backup system for the new 1×3 classroom block. […]

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Ila Museum

In March 2015 I visited the director of the Museum in Choma, Mrs Bevine Mweene Sangulube (left picture on the […]

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In memory of Christopher Mukuwa (†22.9.2015)

On 22nd September 2015 Christopher Mukuwa passed away at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka at the age of 46 […]

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Visit in July and August 2015

Since teacher Christopher Mukuwa was no more able to supervise the projects due to his illness, maintenance had been neglected, […]

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Kariba

During my search for old books directly or indirectly related to Namwala, I discovered a picture of a steel ball […]

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Newsletter no. 3

Please enjoy the reading of our third Newsletter with the recent developments in Namwala. Former newsletters Newsletter no. 2 (2.11.2014) […]

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Shikaumpa Traditional Ceremony

The district capital Namwala belongs to the Mukobela sovereign territory. Each year a ceremony takes place to honour Chief Shikaumpa […]

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Sports Day in Namwala

On Friday 6.3.2015 the annual sports day took place in Namwala. Since last year this event has been carried out […]

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Report visit March 2015

In the first three weeks of March this year five people visited Namwala: Ariane Albisser (former pupil of the Stiftsschule […]

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Annual report 2014, Review 2014 and preview 2015

The annual report 2014 and the review 2014 and preview 2015 are available.

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Elias Kläy

An unforgettable Experience

Dear Reader My stay in Namwala is now over and I am safely back in Switzerland. In my luggage I […]

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Namwala Visit November 2014

In Choma teacher Alex Kaande introduced me to Boyd, the younger brother of Chief Mungai. When I saw Boyd’s face […]

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Reverend Dr. David Livingstone

The missionary and explorer Reverend Dr. David Livingstone travelled through southern Africa in the middle of the nineteenth century. His […]

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Baila and Buffalo

In «Ba Ila and Buffalo» Tony Lawman writes about his experiences as a British colonial officer and journalist in the 1950s in Zambia, formerly Northern Rhodesia.

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Namwala Visit February 2014

For the first time in 39 years I visited Namwala during the rainy season. I was able to experience the […]

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Sad News from Namwala

A month ago Banji Lumamba, teacher at the Namwala High School, was killed in a car accident. As a member […]

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«The Culture of the Baila»

Lisa Heinzer dedicated her High School graduate paper to the Baila Culture whose domicile is the area surrounding Namwala. The […]

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