We have grown: from 15 to 163 schoolchildren since 2007!

The first children who started with us are about to go into Grade 5, and we desperately need to get some walls and a roof on the new classroom block. Otherwise, these children will have to go to another school several miles away.

Brett is building as fast as he can, but is running out of money to complete the new classroom block. Here is an updated breakdown of costs, with a few recent pictures

Materials & contractor costs to complete three classrooms & two offices: Total cost of project = US$ 32,608-00

Paid and completed:

  • Cement for Foundation Footings = US$ 504-00
  • Cement for Substructure = US$ 216-00
  • Cement blocks= US$ 14,000-00


ITEMS COST US$                    COMMENTS
Cement for Slab 1480 $1000 received since 15 December 2015
Steel for Slab 600
Steel for Slab 240
Cement for Ring beam 136
Steel for Ring beam 600
Cement for Mortar 400
Cement for Plastering 800
Roof structure complete 5240
Window Frames 2260
Window Glass Panes 1012
Doors & frames 560
Paint 860
Transport fuel 1200
Building contractor’s fee 2500
TOTAL NEEDED      16,888

All cement blocks, crushed stone & building sand are already on site.

Go to http://www.paypal.com and send funds to mulemi.school@gmail.com

About Mulemi Community School

This is a grass-roots project on the banks of the Zambezi River, in rural Zambia. Its overall aim is to raise funds for the construction and operation of a primary school, for villages situated far from the nearest government school. Since the beginning of the project in 2007, we have managed to build two classrooms, with a storeroom, a teachers' office, and four toilets nearby. We have also sponsored four local teachers through teacher-training college in Livingstone. The aim now is to become registered with the Zambian Ministry of Education, at which point the school becomes a sustainable project, independent of donors. To qualify for registration, we must construct a specially designed Early Years classroom, three more classrooms in one building, and three houses for teachers. Additional funds are required for classroom resources, teachers' salaries, a kitchen/dining area, and professional development for the teachers.
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4 Responses to URGENT APPEAL

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  2. Matt McGuinness says:

    Hi Evelyn

    I hope you and bret are well

    My wife and I would like to send some money to you today

    Can you confirm how I do this over paypal



  3. Connie Haist says:

    Hi Evelyn and Brett, So great to hear from you. The school project is amazing; you are all doing such a wonderful thing for the community. I wish I could get back to your little piece of heaven! I’ll give a donation for the school today. Hope you are staying well. Wishing you health and happiness in the new year. Love and big hugs, Connie

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