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Head Teachers Meeting - Masansa

11th & 13th May 2020

The activity took place on 11th and 13th May, 2020 in Masansa and the coordinator was the EPO.


The meeting was divided into two groups of 9 head teachers because of COVID-19. Social distance and other measures were observed. Climate change, family planning and menstrual hygiene were all covered during the meetings.


The meeting was on how sports and games were to be conducted once schools open in June.


All the measures given by the Ministry of Health would be observed, agreed all the teachers.


Awards are to be given once schools open.

Submitted by Shatulo Chikumbe

14th May 2020

Chibombo Build Activity

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

Luanshya, Masense & Chibombo - The Goats and the bees! 
12th/13th/14th May 2020

ZRDF staff (HIVPO, LFSPO and SILCPO) were accompanied by two people from the forestry department and one lady from the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock under the Veterinary Department.


A focus group discussion was conducted on what diseases goats are likely to have and the following were the answers:

1. Coughing

2. Blindness

3. Madness

4. Lumpy skin

5. Diarrhoea

6. Shakey legs

They were given treatment advice for the goats with such conditions.


The vet advised the farmers that a Male goat can only 'service' 20 Female goats - more than 20 becomes a challenge, so more Male goats are required. Dipping of goats was also encouraged.

LFSPO discussed with farmers on market research and linkages and encouraged to go for bulk marketing for purposes of bargaining power.


The officer from Department of forestry told the community members that bees would be captured because of trees. He emphasised the fact that the selling of honey can realise a lot of profit for the community members and market is readily available.

Entrepreneurship with SILC groups was also conducted to help community members understand their businesses better and sharing key strategies to successful business. This was facilitated by SILCPO.

Menstrual hygiene, climate change, COVID-19 and family planning were all talked about by the ZRDF staff who were present.

Masense Community

8th May 2020

Identication of women to start goat keeping was done. 50 women were formed the producer group for goat keeping.


Family planning, menstrual hygiene and COVID-19 were well presented to the people by HIVPO.


This activity was a continuation of the series of activities which happened last week.



Submitted by Shatulo Chikumbe