Friends For Zambia

About Us

A glimpse into what we do

Friends For Zambia is a Canadian non-governmental organization (NGO) that supports the need for basic education for the children of Lilayi, Zambia. It was established to raise money to build a community school in Lilayi, and as a result, Twitti School was officially opened in July 2012. 

Since then, Friends For Zambia has maintained involvement with the school and continues to support various projects identified by the Lilayi Education Trust.

What's happening at Twitti? The latest news is here!

National Exams for Grade 7 and Grade 9

   Grade 9 began writing their government exams September 26 and they finished the last exam on November 3. Having time between each exam gave them the opportunity to study more and be better prepared.

   Grade 7 students wrote their  government exams during the week of November 6 - 10.    Congratulations to both classes!   

Send Off for Grade 9

On their final day at Twitti School, November 3, the Grade 9 class was recognized at a special Farewell Assembly.  Then, after their last exam was over,  Grade 9 students and their teachers celebrated with a picnic at Munda Wanga Environmental Park.  

Exam Results?

Not yet! Grade 7 and 9 will have to wait until December to find out their total marks and where they will be going for Grade 8 and Grade 10.  They will experience new schools and new adventures next year.  

Best wishes to each of them as they leave Twitti school!  The Twitti School family will miss them. 

What about the other pupils?

Every child at Twitti School wrote year-end exams, from Baby class up to Grade 6.  They finish on Wednesday, November 15.   The days until school closes on Friday, December 1 will be busy ones as the teachers mark exams and return them, and the pupils review their results and learn from their mistakes.  When they come back in January they will be ready for their new grade.

Special Visitor in October

Twitti School campus rang out with the sound of bagpipes for 3 weeks in October.  Sandy Gordon had come from Canada to visit, accompanied by his favourite musical instrument! 

You can read the account of his time at Twitti in Visitor Reports.

First Flight

Late in October Twitti School arranged with Flying Mission Zambia for the Grade 4 class to have their first airplane flight.  For the first time ever FMZ flew students on an awe-inspiring trip.  Only 2 of the 39 children had flown before, and very few of their parents had been up in a plane. It was an amazing learning experience!  Will Zambia produce new pilots one day as a result of this introduction?

Twitti School Video filmed in 2016

A lively look at daily life at Twitti School through the eyes of University of New Brunswick interns Hannah Fournier and Kristen Ingraham.  

Contact Us

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We would love to hear from you

Friends for Zambia Society

3775 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4E7, Canada


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