Actually, Chamaweya School doesn't currently (15 June 2011) exist! MEL has been helping the Chamaweya Village community to support their orphans for some years, now. Last year, a village delegation came to ask if it were possible for us to help them build a much-needed primary classroom block: the village children faced a walk of 5-8 kilometres to reach the nearest primary schools at Chasato or Chivumu or Chidebwe. That meant only older children, 8 years old or more, could manage the journey: younger children had to wait to start school until they could endure the long walk there and back.
In 2010, MEL was also asked to help provide a bicycle ambulance: 'our sick villagers go to the clinic [7kms away] on the back of a bicycle... and come back dead!' said Mr Chakwera, the village headman. MEL found £250 from reserves... and Chamaweya village now has the use of a bicycle ambulance to transport its sick and elderly.