Friends For Zambia, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Canada, works to further primary education in the community of Lilayi, Zambia. FFZ was established to financially assist the community to construct Twitti Primary School. This beautiful school,serving children from Baby class to Grade 7, was officially opened in July 2012.
Since then, Friends For Zambia has maintained its involvement with the school and continues to support various projects identified by the Lilayi Education Trust.
With cement from our partner Lafarge Zambia and financial input from FFZ, Twitti Primary School is becoming safer for its pupils, and the security of their learning environment will be ensured. The wall situated at the back of the school property is almost complete. A gate will be added to control access to the property when school is not in session.
With the long holiday behind them, the pupils of TPS have settled into Term 1. There are children very familiar with Twitti , especially the Grade 7 class who are busy preparing for the National Examinations in Term 3. There are also the new 'Babies', just starting their exciting educational journey, and the pupils in the grades in between who have chosen to come to TPS this year. They are finding out all that their new school has to offer.
In October 2018 Lafarge Zambia donated 300 pockets of cement to be used in TPS infrastructure projects.
January 2019: The first project has been the construction of a wall at the rear of the Twitti property. This wall will make the students and their school more secure.
From Lafarge: "When our communities start to prosper because of our involvement and the Lafarge name becomes synonymous with constant unwavering commitment, then we are on our way to one of our greatest growth objectives: Building a better Zambia.
Soon after an initial connection was made between Twitti School and Lafarge in 2007 by Friends For Zambia, the company made a commitment to provide all the bags of cement required to construct the new Twitti School buildings. The first delivery was made in April 2008, and deliveries continued until the school was complete.