Saturday, December 5, 2009

We've Done It!!!!!

It's time to celebrate! We have reached our $15,000NZ target. All the hard work has paid off and we have made a real difference for teachers and students in rural Zambia. This has been an incredible year and an amazing journey.
Next year, we will be looking at how we can continue to provide resources and infrastructure for the schools. So... watch this space!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Warner and Mervis Wilder

While we were in Zambia, one of our group, Rev Warner Wilder, met and (unbeknown to us!) fell in love with Mervis. Mervis was a manager at Suwilanji Gardens, our hotel in Lusaka. Two weeks ago, Mervis arrived in NZ and Warner popped the question! On Friday 27th November, they were married. We are all sooooo happy for them. They are both beautiful people who deserve the very best - and they've got it! Congratulations guys, you're "tremendous."

To read a newspaper article, follow this link

A Book to Celebrate the Project

I had a wonderful time during the last school holidays, learning how to use "Blurb". Blurb is an online publishing company who makes it really easy to put together a very professional looking book. Try it for yourself at

Monday, October 26, 2009


This is very exciting news. Thanks to the incredible generosity of many, many people we only have a few hundred dollars to go to reach our $15,000NZ target. We have a sausage sizzle coming up in a few weeks time that will most certainly see us achieve our goal.

Chibunda teaching at Red Beach

Chibunda relished the opportunity to get involved with teaching while in NZ. Here, she is working with a Reading group learning inference skills.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Planet FM 104.6

If you're from Zambia or have a love for the country and miss the sounds, try tuning in to Zambia Botswana Airwaves at 3.35pm every Saturday. There's music, news and comments all presented by Jackie and Agnes Phiri.

Here's a link to Saturday's recorded programme

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Zealand Bush - fantastic!

If you haven't yet visited NZ then you've been missing out. We took Chibunda for a walk through a local bush reserve and you can see the obvious joy of experiencing this unique environment.