Washa Community School in Zambia


Itawa Round Table No. 16 and Siksha Foundation embarked on a joint project to build a 1×4 classroom block in Washa Community, Masaiti District, Copperbelt province, Zambia. The initiative to build a community school came up with the view to provide school shelter for about 96 students who had been learning in deplorable condition as a result of failure to walk a distance of 7km to the nearest government school. The project goal was to provide a conducive learning environment for the underprivileged children and give them a promising future for many years to come in the said area.

Activities Undertaken

  • Bought tools for construction site
  • Paid for procurement of cement from Zambezi Portland
  • Bought quarry stones and dust from Nizam Crusher Ltd.
  • Bought building sand
  • Drilled a borehole and had the hand pump installed
  • Excavations and earthworks
  • Footing and slab block work
  • Back filling with laterite
  • Compacting and concrete pouring for concrete slab
  • Supper structure block work


Before/During Construction

After Construction

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