For over three years Aliphad Tembo taught at Katapila Community School recieving a small allowance to cover his living costs. It was on a visit to the school that we first met Aliphad and he stood out - his classroom was bright and full of posters, his pupils lively and very keen to learn. Even after school hours he could be found in his classroom either making posters or helping the kids practice their writing or drawing.
In an email to a Project Luangwa supporter Aliphad's name was mentioned as was his enthusiasm for teaching. No request for sponsorship was made so you can imagine our suprise when an email came back offering him sponsorship to be trained as a Primary School Teacher.
This was all Aliphad had hoped for and he enrolled at Jubeva Teacher Training College in Chipata. He will finish his course in December 2012 and will return for at least two years to South Luangwa. Aliphad loves his teaching and is very enthusiastic.