Linda Sunrise Homework Club, Pre-school & Literacy Classes
2017 saw the consolidation of that first structure – a metal roof (with matting underneath to deaden the drumming sound of the rain), a raised dry floor and low walls to prevent flooding. Electicity was introduced so that learning can take place after dark. Textbooks have been provided to support the teaching. We are delighted to say that ‘Homework Club’ has been enthusiastically embraced by many IVHQ and Travel Active volunteers in Livingstone who attend to assist the children at least once a week. Largely through their fundraising efforts, in 2018 the facilities were improved. Most notably, a second learning structure has been built that will be used by Homework Club, Pre-School and Tiyesa Craft Club. 2019 saw the children and volunteers hold a fundraiser that led to a badly needed storage structure being constructed, as well as two new toilets.
On occasion, those at homework club may find themselves entertained by Clement, a local blind guitarist and composer of original songs whose album ‘Blessings’ was produced locally through Zambezi Sunrise.
Finally, we are delighted to
announce that on our first birthday, May 8th 2017, the first children began
morning classes at Linda Sunrise Pre
School. Beginning with eight children, it had grown to 30 by early 2019, some of whom would not otherwise attend school. It uses the same Linda Sunrise facilities as Homework Club, Tiyesa Craft Club and literacy classes, thus ensuring that they are utilised all day for the benefit of the community. Pre-school has also benefitted from uniforms, teacher support and learning materials donated by our supporters.