TERM 3 of the 2021 school year began the week of 4 October after a very short break. TERM 2 ended on Friday; the new term started the following week! COVID continues to affect the life of the TPS community. Everyone returned - masks on their faces, a good social distance apart, and hands washed often.
The Administration of Twitti School encourages the teaching staff to have fun working together. With full support of the school leadership, the teachers celebrated International Teachers' Day on October 5. An excursion off campus took them away from classrooms and lessons. They shared food, music and lots of laughs! What better way to prepare to welcome their pupils the next day, October 6! (See photos in the Gallery for 2021) Then it was time to begin the serious task of guiding the young learners, as the days move quickly toward final evaluations and exams in November and December.
Welcome back to class! This will be an exciting time for you to learn and grow!
Mr. Sidney Maonde is the Director of Twitti Primary School. He replaced former Director Arthur Maonde who retired from this position in 2020.
The new Accounts Officer is Mr. Kupanda Kupanda. The school will be using an accounting and software system to monitor cash flow and to accomplish other administrative tasks, including report cards, class registers and enrollment, payment of school fees and a student information data base.
The new PTA Executive Committee is led by Mr. Samuel Simukonda. They announced their first project, the design and construction of an ablution block for the Pre-Grade and Grade 1 classes exclusively. This addition is meant to reduce crowding of the toilets and improve the health environment.
Interviews with these 3 leaders will be reported as soon as possible and photos of Mr. Kupanda and Mr. Simukonda will be added to the website.
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Mr. Sidney Maonde
Twitti Primary School
Earlier in 2021 the non-governmental organization (NGO) in Canada , Friends For Zambia, continued to maintain its involvement with the school by supporting COVID-related projects identified by the Lilayi Education Trust.
FFZ was called upon to find a way to provide some financial aid for the school. The organization was very pleased to be able to assist.
The Directors of FFZ in Canada, Shelley O'Callaghan, Judy Kramer and Patricia Ellsworth, initiated a very successful Fund Raising Campaign which resulted in donations of about $40,000 CAD to help TPS : Personal Protective Equipment was purchased, staff wages during the shutdown were covered, the first solar panels were installed to run the water pump for increased flow so that hand-washing could be effective, and a back-up generator was set up for use during frequent power outages.
A strong community statement 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.