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Chibombo Build Progress - 14TH MAY 2020
On going construction works in Chibombo for the 1x3 CRB is at wall plate level.
In one of the videos, you will see Chibombo community members transporting bricks onsite for the completion of 1x3 classroom block as part of their 25% material contribution.
In another video, a message from the Chibombo PTA chairperson was given to thank ZRDF and all the donors for supporting the community.
Submitted by Shatulo Chikumbe
Mitwe meeting during coronavirus crisis
ZRDF held a meeting in Mitwe's school building with Headmen, PTA and CBO from Mitwe and Kamimbya. It was a follow-up meeting on the measures of COVID-19. No shaking of hands was encouraged by the headteacher and he also emphasized that there should be no social gatherings among other measures MoH gave to all Zambians.
The community provided 3 buckets with taps and hand washing soap.
The Chief's advisor - Chilolo, was assigned to address the topic of the Pandemic of COVID-19. He emphasized the importance of washing hands with soap as hand sanitizers are not commonplace in the communities.
Menstrual hygiene was discussed, despite there only being Men present - they were encouraged to be open with their female children to prevent drop out rates and bad school performance. Family planning was also addressed and that men should encourage their wives to go for family planning. This would help end hunger and poverty in the households, empower women, improve maternal health and generally save the environment.
Agriculture wise - there was an emphasis on monitoring beehives to ensure that more honey is harvested this year. Most beehives in Kamimbya were said to be occupied. A data tool was also issued to CBOs to capture the expected bags of different crops grown. Later ZRDF went ahead to monitor a field of Mr. Mwakalombe who planted cowpeas.
Submitted by: Shatulo Chikumbe,
Monitoring and Evaluation Programmes Officer-ZRDF