Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia

 
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia has made updates to their project page.
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    Final Project Report
    By - Courtney Winters - Intern
    Our library was very fortunate to receive a donation of 10 laptops from Pfizer for our library! We will be using these laptops for the further education of our teachers, and also for several of our adult students. We hope that by connecting them to the world of technology that they will be able to bring world-wide views to...
    • 3 days ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    New things are happening in the library!
    By - Courtney Winters - Intern
    Reading with children is a great way to promote creativity, foster higher-level thinking, and strengthen students’ language skills. Chikumbuso is blessed to have an onsite library for our students to use. Our librarian Annie is always happy to receive new supplies to add to her collection. Throughout the week, Annie...
    • 2 weeks ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    A Library for Everyone
    By - Carly Buehler - Teacher at Chikumbuso
    Misheck Mvula is one of Chikumbuso’s primary school teachers. Misheck has been teaching 6th grade at Chikumbuso since 2007 and is very committed to his students. This year Chikumbuso was able to send Misheck to a distance learning program that allows him to continue teaching and get his official teaching certification...
    • 4 months ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia has received 1 donation
    • 6 months ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    New Year Library Report
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Executive Director
    As the new year begins we are excited to see our library filling with students ready to get their school year off to the right start. While we always have many elementary students here studying, working on projects together, reading, or getting online and writing to friends around the world, we also have secondary...
    • 7 months ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    Holidays and Libraries
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Executive Director
    As the holiday season is upon us, we at Chikumbuso are preparing to celebrate with family and friends, as well as the entire Chikumbuso community - whether here in Zambia or across the sea in the U.S.. We are so grateful for all the folks who make up our circle of love and count our blessings that each of you is in our...
    • 9 months ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia has received 1 donation
    • 10 months ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia has made updates to their project page.
    • 11 months ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    Visiting the Library
    By - Kai Iizuka - Zambian Field Intern
    Normal 0 0 2 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE The following is an e-postcard from Kai Iizuka, a GlobalGiving Representative in...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia has received 1 donation
    • 1 year ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    Connecting through the Book
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Founder Chikumbuso Project
    This past summer a group of about 20 Chikumbuso widows, students, STARY participants and single moms  worked with artist/educator Nancy MacBride  to create one-of-a-kind dolls.The dolls were made from repurposed plastic bottles, found items and paper mache. This is in keeping with our upscale theme at...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    More Books!
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Founder Chikumbuso Project
    There is a school in Maine that has taken it upon themselves to make sure we have the BEST library for elementary children in all of Lusaka, or make that Zambia! They collect books from everywhere; libraries, schools, kids, yard sales, anywhere. Then they sort them to make sure they are quality, then they pack them up and...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    Really Reading!
    By - Carly Buehler - Volunteer :Educational Consultant
     Chikumbuso  School is so blessed with an amazing library that has had so many donors contributing books, furniture, and computers but unfortunately we feel it has been underused by our students. Keep in mind that all of our students are English Language Learners, who have never before had access to so many books...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    Better with Books
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Founder Chikumbuso Project
    "So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall." — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Why would Mr. Dahl say that? Because, in fact, books can be a person's best friend. Books can be a friend who will accompany you on...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    Listening in the Library
    By - Linda Wilkinson - founder of Chikumbuso
    Moving up the five cement stairs to the building at the back of Chikumbuso you immediately take notice that this is a popular place to be. Black school shoes, flip flops and sneakers litter the stairs. The door is ajar and the noise from with in filters through the space.  This is the Chikumbuso Library, open to all...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia has received 3 donations
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    Well on their way!
    By - LInda Wilkinson - Founder Chikumbuso Project
    We want to thank so many of you for your help in getting the Chikumbuso library up and running! Our volunteer Margi came to the school armed with computers, typing games, computer lesson plans and flip cameras! She diligently worked with a core group of women who had graduated from high school in January and were very...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    "Books don't harm kids; they arm them." Mem Fox
    By - Linda Wilkinson - Founder Chikumbuso Project
    In many countries through out the world children are being armed, not with books, but with AK47's and other guns, knives , machetes.  They are being asked to fight for causes that are not their own. Children all over Africa have had their childhood stolen through war, epidemics, or natural disasters. At Chikumbuso we...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia posted a progress report
    Unexpected Help
    By - Lisa Veitenhans - Volunteer
    In September Chikumbuso applied for a grant from a US Library group hoping to get several new projects off the ground.  We envisioned the library as a resource, not just for our students and staff, but also as an opportunity to reach out to the Ng’ombe community. We haven’t heard back on our grant yet, but...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 3 years ago
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  • Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia has received 9 donations
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Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Project Leader

Linda Wilkinson

Lusaka, Zambia

Where is this project located?

Map of Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia