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Siavonga Teachers Visit

A bit of a gap in news doesn’t mean we’ve b

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June Visit

Can’t believe we’ve been home for four week

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A busy week training in Chilanga

We spent our last week in Zambia training teachers in t

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Manchamvwa Inland School

This school is very remote and, as such, the teachers h

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Syakalinda Primary School

Syakalinda Primary School is about 4KMs off the tarred

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Dibbwi Primary School

Dibbwi is a remote rural school in the Chaanga area whi

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Kawila School

Kawila School was comparatively easy to reach i.e. we d

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Sianyoolo School

Sianyoolo is the local zone school. It runs from Grades

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Nashongo Primary School

Our  visit to Nashongo School was perhaps the most cha

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Visit to Chaanga area

Several of the schools where we have installed solar pa

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Namumu School

On 12th June we visited Namumu School. Children at Namu

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Bbakasa School

Bbakasa is a remote rural school covering a large area

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Munyama School

Our second visit on 13th June was to Munyama School. We

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Manchamvwa Lakeshore

On 13th June we visited Manchamvwa Lakeshore School usi

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Kabbila School

Today our monitoring visits took us to Kabbila and Namu

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Katalumba and Game School visits

Today we began our site visits to schools where we prev

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Monitoring our impact

This morning we invited representatives from all the sc

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Official handover of Malimba School

On Friday 7th June we joined trustees of Friends of Mon

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Final Day of Training in Monze

On our final day of training at Monze Resource Centre,

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LibreOffice Training at Monze Resource Centre

Today’s training session was based on LibreOffice

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Health Help Zambia

While in Monze, we are staying at Health Help Zambia. T

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Technical Computer Training at Monze Resource Centre

There was a very good turnout for our first day of teac

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Malimba School, Monze District

We’re here in Monze District to deliver some teac

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Off to Zambia soon!

We’re extremely busy preparing for our trip to Za

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International Development Summit May 2019

Giakonda Solar Schools was pleased to host a stall on 2

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Computers on their way to Zambia

Last Wednesday a good friend took 44 PCs and 60 monitor

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The activity never stops!

Despite it being a Saturday, several enthusiastic teach

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RACHEL / KOLIBRI offline learning resources

Today’s training session focussed on exploring va

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Meeting with District Education Board Secretary

This morning we had a very useful meeting with The Dist

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Network Maintenance training

The purpose of today’s workshop was to show teachers

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Refurbishing an old PC

The purpose of today is to explain how to refurbish an

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Solar Installation Training at Siavonga High School

  This training was designed to introduce the prin

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Amazon Smile

Don’t forget to support Giakonda Solar Schools wh

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Updated instructions for Installing Kolibri

We have been busy updating our instructions for install

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Kolibri

We are excited to be installing Kolibri on the laptops

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Annual Report

I’ve just submitted the annual report for Giakond

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Grant funding for 2019

We are very pleased to announce that we have received t

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Training at Monze Resource Centre

We held two training sessions at Monze Resource Centre

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Kampuna

We planned to visit Kampuna, a rural school built by Fr

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Mwiinga Malimvwa

Solar Panels for Mwiinga Malimvwa School Friends of Mon

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Bees Knees!

Rural schools in Zambia are very short of money. With t

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Lushomo

We visited Lushomo Primary School in Monze to see how t

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Upcoming projects

We’ve been busy preparing for our upcoming projec

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Shipment to Zambia

We’ve just had a busy two days picking up a large

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Lakeshore schools

Lakeshore Schools Early start as we had to go to the ha

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Training in Zambia

Saturday / Sunday Howard finally got Siavonga Primary S

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, 8th March, was a very

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Solar Panels for Syakalinda

Today was the day to install solar panels for Syakalind

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Please Donate

This visit we are installing solar panels at three off-

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Solar Installation training

Today we held a solar installation training at Siavonga

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Buzz Buzz

Bees for Africa One of the many challenges that face sc

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Hello again Zambia!

Arrived safely in Lusaka after a long tiring journey. T

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Siavonga Raspberry Jam

Saturday March 3rd we are in Siavonga High School runni

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SolarPlants pleased to support us

SolarPlants of Baglan Bay have supported our cause by d

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Hub Cymru Africa Innovation Award

Hub Cymru Africa Awards 2018 We’re delighted to a

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Monitors for Zambia

We are delighted to send a big thank you to three gener

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Zambia visit

We’re busy planning our next visit to Zambia in F

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Welcome new trustees

A big welcome to our two new trustees, Jason and Malcol

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Thanks Hub Cymru Africa

We are very grateful to Hub Cymru Africa for the award

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Lusaka National Museum

Statue at Lusaka National Museum On our last full day i

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Chilanga Primary School

On our way to Lusaka at the start of our homeward journ

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Kariba Secondary School and SNG

Nearly time to head back to Lusaka, but first some fina

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RACHEL

Since 2015 Giakonda Solar Schools have been providing R

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Training Zambian teachers

On each visit we ensure that we make time for training

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Solar Power for Kawila

The main purpose of this visit to Zambia was to install

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Sponsors wanted!

We have a large number of PCs and laptops ready to be d

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Zambia All systems go!

With just three weeks before we leave for Zambia, we&#8

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Hard drives

We are extremely grateful for a very generous donation

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Preparations for September trip

Progress I’ve finally booked the flights today so

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Africa Day 2107

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On Thursday May 25th Giakonda Solar Schools attended Af

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Katalumba re-visited

In 2010 a group of 29 Scouts from Surry and Berkshire t

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Router en route to Zambia

Thanks to a customer donation, a D-Link router is en ro

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Every little helps!

We certainly believe that when it comes to giving Every

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Donations please!

This is a plea for your donations please! Over the last

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Raspberry Pi Zero W

We’ve just bought a few Raspberry Pi Zero W to se

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Many Hands Make “Light” Work

When Giakonda Solar Schools made a recent visit to Zamb

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RACHEL (Rural Area Community Hotspot for Education and Learning)

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One of the things we do each time we visit Siavonga, Za

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IT Training Sessions

While in Zambia recently, we held several well attended

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Solar Power for Zambian Schools

We’re now from Siavonga after three very busy wee

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Zambia

Landed safely in Zambia 16th Feb Within two hours of to

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Solar Panels and Raspberry Pi

We’re busy checking out kit for next week’s

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Siavonga visit

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We’re delighted to be heading out for Siavonga ne

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Easyfundraising for Giakonda Solar Schools

If you do a lot of online shopping, here’s a way

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Swanfrica Network meeting

I attended a most useful workshop today at the Environm

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Donated computers arrive in Lusaka

Good news that the boxes of donated computers and lapto

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Synology DiskStations for Siavonga

We have long been fans of Synology DiskStation NAS stor

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From pupil to master

In 2015 Philemon Chikoonda was head teacher of Kabbila

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Hub Cymru Africa Summit 2016

Yesterday we attended the Hub Cymru Africa Development

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En route for Siavonga

Thanks so much to SolarPlants of Baglan Bay for their g

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Solar Panel Pick -Up

Tomorrow we are going to Baglan Bay to oversee the pick

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