Project information

Teachers Houses Project

To build teachers' accommodation with toilets and handwashing facilities and to provide teaching materials. This ensures that young children, specifically girls, have access to education and remain in school for longer, freeing them from early marriages and child labour and improving life quality.

March 2018 - March 2019

Charity information: Baynards Zambia Trust

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  • Need


    Historically, these isolated communities in South Mkushi had only community schools with no trained/paid teachers, no educational materials, no toilets and limited access to water. These communities are more physically isolated than the areas in which we have previously worked with limited access to medical facilities, no transport infrastructure, little access to employment. Access to suitable sanitation is a particular issue for girls, who won't attend school if there is inadequate sanitation.


    This project will be delivered in collaboration with the community to build teachers accommodation, toilets with handwashing facilities and install boreholes to improve access to water. The Zambian Government will convert community schools into state funded primary schools, recruit and pay for trained teachers and supply educational materials. If, we can build suitable teachers housing. Adequate sanitation will encourage more girls to attend offering them freedom from early marriages.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    1.Improve educational infrastructure by constructing Teachers’ accommodation


    » Build 2 teachers houses.

    What success will look like

    Success will be measured by completion of the build, and more children have access to education in each community

    Aim 2

    Encourage girls to stay in education by increasing access to adequate sanitation.


    » Build 4 toilets with hand washing and adequate sanitation.

    What success will look like

    More girls will attend school on a regular basis and complete their education and hopefully find work or access higher education as a result.

    Aim 3

    Trigger government’s commitment to pay for trained teachers and teaching materials for the school.


    » Construct the new accommodation in collaboration with the community to trigger the commitment from the government.

    What success will look like

    Good quality teachers will be recruited in each school and the quality of education delivered will be high.

  • Impact


    More children will continue in education and attend school regularly. We want 2 new teachers recruited and provision of new classroom materials to 100 pupils. More girls attending school will reduce gender inequality, increase employment opportunities, enhance family finances and free them from early marriage. We want 30% increase in children attending. We will monitor this by tracking attendance records with schools, case studies and measuring quality via our Education Officer.


    The main risks that influence the success of our project are making sure that communities commit to the build by supplying build materials. We must make sure that the government commits to supplying our teachers. To mitigate this, ZRDF obtains the Government’s prior written commitment to do so before any work commences. BZT insists the community demonstrates its commitment to such a project by themselves producing a 25% contribution ofbricks, sand, crushed stones ahead of BZT committing funds.


    We will produce 6 monthly reports, with case studies and images to all donors via newsletters, information on our website and ZRDF Facebook page and via funding reports, the format of which is determined by the objectives of each donor. We also use case studies to highlight short - long-term benefit

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £33,263

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      Amount Heading Description
      £22,485 Teachers Houses Build 3 teachers houses in Kamimbya,materials, labour transport inlcuded
      £9,167 Toilets Build 5 toilets in Kamimbya
      £500 Sanitation Handwashing facilities for the school
      £1,111 Teaching Materials Teaching materials for the school

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Jamma International £5,000 Guaranteed
    Maitrti Trust £5,000 Guaranteed
    Addax Foundation £5,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Mkushi District is situated in the Central Province of Zambia, to the North close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and South the Luano Valley escarpment. The topography of the land creates a natural barrier resulting in limited access to medical facilities, no transport infrastructure and little access to employment outside the community. Severe deprivation exists in Kamimbya, with very low incomes, poor school attendance and limited access to clean water.


    Direct Beneficiaries of the project are defined as:
    Trained Teachers
    Children attending both schools.
    Indirect Beneficiaries are defined as:
    Parents of the children attending the schools
    Siblings of children attending the schools
    Long-Term beneficiaries:
    Overall Community outside of the above

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Since 2008, we have built 6 classrooms, 13 teachers’ houses and a dormitory in 10 communities. Across 9 schools, the number of trained teachers has increased from 24 to 38 and pupil numbers have risen from 1997 to 3122. There are no other NGOs supporting these communities and we have been delivering our successful holistic programmes in the region since 1997, supporting 50,000 people over 3,000square miles. We focus on capacity building, supporting our communities become self-sustainable

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Patricia Napier

    Chair - BZT: Overseas the direction of the programmes

    Brandy Mungalia

    Director - ZRDF Overseas the delivery of all projects in Zambia

    Bill Dick

    Trustee - BZT Overseas all financial reporting and systems.

    Colin Williams

    Chair - ZRDF