Edna Choongo, a former educational administrator, established Dedama School in 2005. Touched by the plight of the local children many of whom were double AIDS orphans, Edna knew the key was education. Edna used her own money from a gratuity and part pension and with the assistance from friends, she purchased some land at a reduced rate. From there she erected the first classroom. With continued help from the local and international community, the school has grown to five classrooms, a kitchen, meeting and dining room and a toilet block. In 2016 a further two teachers toilets were built by Rotary, Germany.
Students helping move furniture into new classroom