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!

Cholera Outbreak brings changes to Twitti Primary School

Monday, January 29 was the first day of the 2018 school year.  The children were excited to return to class dressed in new uniforms, ready to meet their teachers and their friends. 

They found changes too, due to the recent cholera outbreak: 

  • Food will be eaten in classrooms only.
  • Students must not share their food.
  • The tuck shop will not sell any prepared food.
  • Students will eat their food with forks or spoons, not with their hands.
  • Students will bring enough drinking water for the day.
  • Everyone will wash their hands with soap at wash points after visits to the toilets or after playing.
  • All toilets will be cleaned 3 times a day.
  • Each classroom teacher must have hand sanitizer or wipes. 

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.  

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Shelley O'Callaghan 

Patricia Ellsworth

Friends for Zambia

3775 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver, BC V7R 2P6, CA

(604) 904-8555