March 2017 Update
March flew by faster than ever, like all the other months so far this year. On the first day of March the staff and students at KFH Community School wished Sara Herbert farewell with a traditional dance. Sara came to Zambia at the end of November to volunteer for three months at KFH Community School. No matter what task needed to be completed, Sara was more than happy to help. She assisted with: uniform distribution, preparing for opening day, painting the bathrooms, filling the toilets with water, taking the older children we sponsor to the bank to pay for their school fees, making charts and maps for the classrooms, writing the monthly updates, working in the kitchen with the cooks, organizing the storeroom and the office, as well as completing a variety of other jobs that are too numerous to count. Most importantly Sara was (and still is!) a great friend who offered much needed advice and encouragement in all areas. Without Sara around to help out, my workload has greatly increased. I am so thankful for the time she spent here and we cannot wait for her to return!
During March staff development and teacher evaluations were at the forefront of the agenda. After school teachers worked together under supervision from Kellie, the head teacher, to improve their teaching methods and enrich their teaching styles. Teachers were also evaluated on their performance in the classroom. Three teachers received certificates for exceeding expectations. Teacher Faith, the preschool teacher responsible for teaching thirty-two three and four year olds, received a a certificate for being the most energetic and interactive teacher. The class four teacher, Bertha, received a certificate for having the best behaved class. Ettah, the teacher of class three, earned the highest honor and received a certificate for being teacher of the term.
At the end of March we launched the first phase of the child sponsorship program. Currently there are twenty five students from class six who need to be sponsored. When sponsors have been found for the entire class the children who need sponsors from class five will be posted and so on until every child has a sponsor. If you would like to sponsor a child or know someone who would like to go to http://www.kwathu.org/get-involved/sponsor-a-child/
In April KFH Community School will welcome two volunteers who helped with the school in 2016. Kith Sand, from Denmark, will arrive on 16 April and split her time volunteering between the school and the children’s home. Tim Anderson, from Australia, will arrive on 24 April and help with the Bible program at the school as well as volunteer his time doing mission work with Pastor Mario and staff from Livingstone Fundamental Baptist Church in Dambwa. We are so thankful for their generosity and look forward to working with them during the coming months!