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About the school
The children
The teachers & staff
How the school is run

cleaning handsStarted in October 2004, the Donata School is currently attended by over 45 children. Their ages range from 6 to 15 years old and their disabilities including deaf, partial blindness, learning and physical.

Open from Monday to Friday, the five teachers teach the children basic arithmetic, english, sign language and arts and crafts.

The students also receive a daily lunch typically of maize meal (called nshima), beans and kapenta (fish), with whatever vegetables are available from the school’s flourishing vegetable garden.

donata with cropsThe school has grown since its infancy and now has its own site and permanent buildings built by Build It International, a UK-based not-for-profit assisting Zambian communities to provide low-cost community buildings.

To see the new school, let Donata take you on a tour. Watch the video.

The whole plot at the new site is planted with beans and potatoes and other produce, which raises some additional funds for the school.