It takes a community to provide good education and in our Green Safaris communities in Malawi and Zambia, everyone plays a part.

From student and teacher sponsorships to school infrastructure and teacher housing development, we are building a holistic learning environment that benefits students, teachers and the broader community.

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High achieving and disadvantaged students from Likoma Island are sponsored throughout their secondary schooling, with many of the stipends provided to students co-sponsored by guests visiting Kaya Mawa.

Often over 100 students across several schools are funded in a year. While the main focus of sponsorships is improving access to education, they are also key in promoting youth empowerment, improved health and personal growth.

To improve long-term community development on Likoma Island, a handful of students receive sponsorship of their university studies, as funded by guests from Kaya Mawa. On completion of studies, the students have agreed to return to Likoma Island to serve their community.

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The Likoma Conservation Foundation supports several nursery schools on Likoma Island by employing local Malawian teachers, providing learning materials and facilitating feeding programs to promote strong and holistic childhood development.

Many primary and secondary schools on Likoma Island struggle to fund the construction of infrastructure needed to promote a good quality education for their students.

The Likoma Conservation Foundation assists several of these schools on a needs-specific basis, including building teacher houses and student toilets.

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Trust School

The Tongabezi Trust School or Tujatane was set up by the owners of Tongabezi Lodge in 1996 to provide underprivileged rural children, living within walking distance of the school, with a sound and holistic education in order to improve the quality of their lives.

Tujatane has grown from a pre-school class of 15 children, to a primary school with over 240 students. The school is completely funded on donations. Apart from the first classroom, which Tongabezi built, the development of the school has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of donors all over the world.

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Community School

Lukanga Community School, which is in Nalusanga, just outside Kafue National Park, has been given funding by the Green Safaris Conservation Foundation for the construction of three extra classrooms and school furniture.

This new part of the school will use the highly sustainable sandbag-building method, which was used for the construction of Ila Safari Lodge. This has minimised the carbon footprint of the school expansion.

We also provide Chunga Community School in Lusaka with learning materials and other resources needed to create a meaningful, high quality learning experience for students.

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Teacher Housing

It is a basic fact that better housing attracts higher qualified teachers and the three-bedroom houses that we build are considered excellent teacher accommodation and having the desired effect of making the schools in this area more attractive to teachers.

This is why we extend the reach of our involvement in education from the classroom to building housing for teachers. By donating 10% of all proceeds from Livingstone Island to building houses for teachers from Mukuni Village, we aim to encourage inspirational teachers and ultimately a kinder world.