Zambia Trip Update – Day Six – STFC Light Up Zambia

DSC_0399The STFITC Team of coaches and volunteers enjoyed a day full of community work today. We visited the nearby town of Nakitindi helping to build and develop the new medical centre. This involved brick making, painting and general help to the community. We enjoyed a tour around the village of Nakitindi from the community sports coach Charles.

Thursday 30th May also entailed the finishing touches to the solar panel lighting set up in the local school of Linda South. The grand unveiling was a superb success which in the long run will make such a monumental difference to the children currently attending the school, their children and grand children. Local village adults will also reap the benefits by now being able to attend evening classes being educated under the new solar lighting system. This in particular has been one of the highlights of the trip and STFC Development Manager Jon Holloway has commented ‘I have been at STFC for twenty years and have been very fortunate to have many amazing experiences but this will certainly rank as one of the best. Being able to light up a school for the first time in a small rural village in Zambia was a particularly special moment.  Beth Thompson, our two NEET’s (Becca Ash & Jack Goodenough) and myself were trained by ‘Lights for Learning’ and spent nearly 3 days cabling, wiring, drilling and connecting the lights and circuit to three classrooms and the headmasters office. The solar panel lighting is extremely sustainable and it has been our pleasure to install on behalf of the Swindon / Livingstone partnership. A big thank you to ‘Lights for learning’ for donating and educating our team on how to install the fantastic solar panelled lighting.’SAM_3164

The team have spent a vast amount of their day organising and sorting out the 64 boxes of generous donations ready for the tournaments taking place on Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June.

We would also like to thank our main sponsor Intel for providing us with a top of the range Ultrabook, which enables us to send home a daily update from Zambia.

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