Handover Ceremony for the Project for the Extension of the School Building at the Bread of Life School in Ndola, Copperbelt Province

On 12th October 2023, the handover ceremony for “the Project for the Extension of the School Building at the Bread of Life School in Ndola, Copperbelt Province” was held at the Bread of Life School Ndola . The ceremony was attended by more than 200 people, including H.E. TAKEUCHI Kazuyuki, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, and Mr. Augustine Kasongo, Permanent Secretary of Copperbelt Province.

The Bread of Life School Ndola was founded in 2009 and has about 350 students from the Early Childhood Education to Grade 7. The school has been known for providing quality education for the very affordable price to the community. It has also been offering orphans and vulnerable children an opportunity for basic free education as well as providing school uniforms for free. However, the increase of the number of the pupils resulted in compromising the appropriate classroom environment as the number of classrooms was not enough to accommodate all the pupils.

In view of this situation, the Government of Japan offered Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects amounting up to 62,208 US dollars for the purpose of constructing 3 classrooms and toilets and providing school furniture such as study desks. This project made it possible for the school to offer appropriate studying environment. The school has been producing the best result in Ndola District for the Grade 7 in the past 3 years, and it has been updated to the higher scores every year. The school is expected to have more students with the better result with this new environment.
During the ceremony, Ambassador Takeuchi expressed his expectation that the school would continue to provide the quality education for children including orphans and vulnerable children to overcome their difficult circumstances, with the hope of seeing them grow and become a bridge between Japan and Zambia. 
To read the speech by Ambassador Takeuchi, please click here.