Zambia is a land locked southern African country which
borders with eight other countries including Zimbabwe in the south and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the north. Zambia’s rich
history centres around the formation of
seven main tribal groups, each with their own language and land area.
In 1888 the English colonised and governed the country as Northern Rhodesia until independence in 1964. Their legacy included creating
English as the national language, introducing an education system based on
English standards and the encouragement of the settlement of many religious
groups who established churches, hospitals and schools.
Unfortunately the English did not leave a viable economic
structure and in spite of Zambia’s democratic government, there has been limited investment and job opportunities are few.Most of the population is below the world’s poverty line.
Education is crucial to improving the standard of living for
the younger generation of Zambia. Dedama School is committed to the education and future of the most needy children in the country.
Typical village houses
A prize for speaking about Dedama in front of the Minister of Education