The Lower Grades of Twitti Primary School have new picture books thanks to a Zambian donor. The variety of titles will entice the children to broaden their relationship with books. When the books arrived at the school volunteers from the Higher Grades came to the library to label all the books with the name the school.
More books are always needed. If you would like to assist with this important aspect of learning, you are invited to donate.
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The week of October 30 to November 3 was a very important week in the lives of the Grade 7 students. This was the week that they sat for their National Exams. The whole year they have been preparing for these few days when they would get the opportunity to show how much they have learned during their years at TPS.
A sincere THANK-YOU is extended to their teachers who have spent countless hours working with them. THANK YOU as well to their parents who encouraged them and provided the extra funds for the Special Classes held on Saturdays throughout the year.
Everyone waits with great expectation for the Results to be published! we know that Twitti School pupils have done very well in the past and are very hopeful that this group will have a similar result. All the best to them next year when they go on to Grade 8 at other schools. Twitti Primary School will miss them!
Schools in New Brunswick, Canada, began their new school year in September 2023.
Friends For Zambia, with the help of students and teachers at George, held annual Twitti Book Sales for 9 years.
However everyone has gone to other schools, jobs and efforts so the Book Sales have ended, at least for now. Past Sales brought in thousands of dollars that were used for the direct benefit of the Twitti Primary children, iocusing on classroom needs.
Marketplace, a sale of products produced by the Grade 8 students, also raised funds for TPS and sent the money to build the Play Park.
We thank George Street from the bottom of our hearts and wish teachers and students all the best!
We also recognize the contribution of GSMS former Principal Pierre Plourde. Mr. Plourde is now Principal of Hanwell Academy, a new school, near Fredericton,NB. And we celebrate the contribution of Madame Lise Martin-Keilty who now teaches at a Canadian Armed Forces School in the Netherlands.
Simonds High School has been sponsoring TPS pupils for many years. Their generosity has helped several children complete their basic education and be ready to go on to the next levels of their learning. One of their former sponsored pupils, Sarah, completed her Nursing program at Chikankata and is now a Licensed Nurse.
Elizabeth, another Twitti pupil sponsored by Simonds, went on to Parklands High School after she completed Grade 7.
Mrs Phillips, the teacher coordinator who organized the contributions of Simonds High for many years, and who visited TPS in 2018, has passed on the responsibility to Ms Tomalyn Young. She and the Simonds students are now assisting Twitti pupil Joseph to achieve his goals.
Thank you, Simonds!
After 8 years of helping Twitti Primary School, L'École internationale du village, an international school in the Canadian Province of Québec, has made the decision to move on to other charitable efforts.
TPS staff and students, as well as Friends For Zambia, offer sincere gratitude to the pupils and teachers for their hard work in raising funds to assist vulnerable children in Zambia.
We are particularly grateful to Mr. Steve Wadlow who has now retired from his years at L'École internationale du village.
Zikomo! Zikomo! Zikomo!
Would you be willing to help Twitti Primary School?
Consider how you might contribute:
Replacement of vertical blinds in Library and Administration. Estimate of Cost $2,000 CDN
Painting. Estimate of cost $3000.00 CDN
Repair of cracks in cement classroom floors and walls.
Replacement of broken toilets and doors in the children's washrooms.
Repairs to the badly cracked Basketball Court
The budget for these repairs is $35,000 CDN.
These are the current needs, and the next steps that will be taken in order to optimize Twitti's success.
Want to help? To see how to financially contribute to these projects, go to the How to Help Page.or Click on DONATE NOW.
When Twitti School was Officially Opened in July 2012, there were on the campus 3 classroom buildings containing 11 classrooms, 3 washroom buildings, a water well and storage tank, a sports field, a basketball court, a playground for the little ones, and an administration building containing offices, a staff room and a library.
Since then, attractive security fencing and well-maintained landscaping have been added. A netball court is enjoyed, as well as a sheltered stand for bicycles. Stone walkways constructed between buildings reduce the amount of mud that comes into the classrooms in the rainy season. There are benches near the playing field for the children during break times. In 2018 the cholera outbreak necessitated the addition of water points for hand washing. A new Play Park was built in 2019 to replace the old metal playground equipment that was rusting and dangerous. With cement donated by Lafarge Cement Zambia and a financial contribution from Friends For Zambia, a new security wall was completed at the rear of the school property. This wall provides a secure environment for the children and protects the property, including the new Play Park from vandalism. A wall formerly on site was demolished in 2016 as a result of a property dispute.
Click on the arrow to watch a YouTube video of Lydia Maonde telling the Story of Twitti in her own words. You will be moved by her account!
The vision of the Lilayi Education Trust is to be the leading provider of quality primary education in the Lilayi – Chilanga area. The Board of Trustees and the Founders of the school are committed to the realization of this vision. They intend to achieve this vision through their mission of providing community-based quality education at an affordable price. Going forward, the Lilayi Education Trust remains steadfast in its efforts to find ways and means of assisting vulnerable children and the struggling parents desiring to educate them. The Board envisages that, when provided with the best education possible in primary school, each student coming through our doors will be given the opportunity to excel beyond Twitti Primary School. And that the education being provided yields life-changing successes with a positive impact on their families and the community as a whole.