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No film crew. No ‘fixers’ for the borders. No 4WD back-up. No back-up at all, in fact, except for a man with a shed-full of old bike spares, deep in rural Gloucestershire. For a 50-year-old, simple, rugged British single cylinder motorbike. And its even older and arguably simpler rider…
Author Steve Wilson wanted to do a final Real Run on two wheels before the bus pass took over. A holiday with Robin Pope Safaris in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park had provided the spark. Africa’s wide, croc- and hippo-infested brown rivers, its bush-buck and baobab trees, the marks of baboon claws in the dust of a Series I Land Rover’s windscreen, had all worked their spell.
Steve's story of his solo 6,000 mile journey around Southern Africa on a 1950s Aerial is a remarkable one and will soon be published by Haynes Publishing in the UK.  Steve has very kindly offered to donate 50 pence for every single book sold.
You can read more about his journey and how to get his forthcoming book here..


Thanks to a very generous donation from Nick Abel in Australia we have been able to donate 125 bags of cement to help with the construction of a 3 classroom school block for Mfuwe Day Secondary.
This building work has been started by the local community who are trying to help the school with much needed infrastructure of its own. The school currently occupies classrooms loaned to them from the neighboring Basic school.
The selfless support from the local community for this school has moved us to try and provide further support for this school in 2011.


Who would have thought that when a couple of British Airways pilots went on safari they would end up becoming regular postmen?

Following a visit to Kawaza School by Wendy Smith, a Business Manager at Elmtree School in the UK, to wonder how she could help the local children. Shortly after returning home she contacted Project Luangwa about sponsoring a local child to attend school. Over the ensuing emails the relationship between Wendy and Project Luangwa deepened as discussions took place not just about sponsorship, but also twinning Elmtree with a school in the Luangwa Valley through the Class to Class Scheme.

Wendy then met William, who works for a book recycling organisation and, never one to miss an opportunity she decided to collect children's books and surplus classroom resources from Elmtree and the neighbouring schools to send to Project Luangwa for distribution.

But how to get the books to Zambia without it costing a fortune? Well, Wendy is not shy of asking a favour or two . . . . . . especially when it comes to her sister. Knowing Elaine and Bill's love of South Luangwa - they married whilst on an RPS safari - Wendy asked them to take a suitcase or two on their regular flights to Lusaka.

Read the full story here..



When Laura Elliot came with her family on a surprise safari holiday to Nkwali last year she took the opportunity to visit Nsefu Middle Basic School. 
The difference between Nsefu and her own well equipped school back in the UK must have had a profound effect as it prompted her to raise funds to help the school and its pupils. 
With the help of her friend Amber, she made a huge batch of cupcakes to sell at her local church last Sunday (October 10th)  and raised a massive £125. 
So that everyone was aware of the plight of Nsefu School she also made a PowerPoint presentation from the photographs of her visit which she showed to the congregation.  
Both girls are 12 years old and are pictured here with a cake they made for a friend's birthday. Judging by the look of it they could give Delia a bit of competition. 
We would like to thank Laura and Amber for their hard work and generosity and hope that we will see them both in South Luangwa in the not too distant future.  


Power is in short supply in Mfuwe. Very short supply. So much so that the vast majority of schools have no electricity supply at all. Kawaza Basic School is one of the fortunate few to have a solar power system that was installed through the Kawaza School Fund which is managed by Project Luangwa.
However the batteries had been installed nearly 3 1/2 years ago and had reached the end of their useful life. This meant that the computers could no longer be used and lighting for the evening study classes was limited. The plight of the school was seen first hand by the Batchelor family from the UK. They were so moved by the need of the school that the donated the funds to allow us to purchase and install new batteries for the DC lighting and AC Mains systems.

It was with great pleasure that we were able to deliver those new batteries on the 11th October 2010. Once again it shows that a single donation can make a huge difference.




Just one week after we arrived eleven students and two teachers from Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in England arrived to spend five days at a remote school in the Luangwa Valley. The school was in a poor state of repair, and in particular, the classroom walls were long overdue a lick of paint. So when World Challenge Educational Expeditions asked us to organise a project for one of their teams we immediately thought of Kakumbi School.
To find out more read here.



We are pleased to announce a new Project collaboration with Flatdogs Camp. The Project is the Chiyembekezo Community School. Chiyembekezo means 'Hope' in the local language, and this school certainly provides that to over small children in the area.

Chiyembekezo School project was set up in 2006 to provide some of Mfuwe’s vulnerable children with a pre-school education. Its four founding trustees are local Zambians who are very aware of the important role that education played in their careers. They saw that orphans and other vulnerable children were missing out on the valuable education that they had enjoyed because their parents were not able to fund them, or because they were being brought up by aunts and uncles who couldn’t afford the extra financial burden.

To find out more about the school and how you can help then please visit the Chiyembekezo Project Page.



Project Luangwa and Chipembele Wildlife Educational Trust join forces to ship thousands of Oxford English Dictionaries to Mfuwe.
Anna Tolan at Chipembele said "We've been offered ten thousand dictionaries, free, but I just don't know how we'll get them here. It's an opportunity too good to miss."
Just imagine - 10,000 big dictionaries - I can't even begin to visualise how big that pile would be.
Look on the How to Help page to find out how you can help us provide provide each and every Secondary School Pupil and all the teachers in Mfuwe one of these big dictionaries.
Update:  Thanks for all your generous donations. We now have the funds we need to ship the dictionaries. In fact the are on the way as we speak. We will let you all know when they arrive. 



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