The school is the result of founder, Donata Kalunga's enormous energy and commitment. She continues to administer the school
liaising with the Ministry
of Education, local
government, and supporters, Build It International and Adrienne Hunt..
Born in Mkushi, Donata worked in administration
for the Zambian government
in the Ministry of Finance,
Ministry of Education
and the National Commission
for Development Planning
Donata has always been
active in local politics and interested
in helping disabled
people. After creating local support through an Association for Disabled People, Donata focused on founding a school to meet the most critical needs.She has four children
of her own.
In 2013, Build It International flew Donata over to the UK to visit some schools and meet with sponsors.
There are five volunteer teachers
at the shool. None of them have been formally trained to teach special needs. However, in 2014, Demetria Kalunga is being sponsored to Zamise for special needs training.
volunteered as a teacher
throughout 2005 was sponsored to attend
the teacher training
course at the Malcolm
Moffat College of Education
through 2006 returning to Mkushi to do her practical year at the school in 2007.
Born in Serenji (north
of Mkushi), Demetria
is interested in teaching special needs children.
While at the school,
Demitria has taught herself
sign language. She is the main teacher for the hearing impaired children, who sing in sign with the other children.