As the infrastructure problems
at Kapita Community School
were going from bad to worse
we were visited by a representative
of Livingstone Partners,
Neil Collen and his partner,
Ree Gillet who were looking for a
way to help the community through Project Luangwa.  
In one of those rare and wonderful 
‘coming-together-at-the-right-time’ moments they decided to
help Kapita.
The four branches of Livingstone Partners donated enough funds
to build a for a 1 x 4 classroom
block and a new teacher’s house.   
 This was fantastic news and we can’t thank them enough. But if we were excited by the news it was nothing compared to how the community reacted. 
Look what happened when they returned in March to tell the
community all about it. 
It was one great party!
We couldn't build on the same site 
so we tasked the community to find
an alternative.  Neil and Ree traveled from Spain to see the proposed
location of the new school and the whole community came out to meet them.  
Celebrations were in true Zambian
style with speeches and
spontanious singing and dancing.
Then we set off - all 300 - of us 
in one big precession, with spade
held aloft the whole way, to
Kapita's new site so that Neil
could 'turn the first sod'. 
On reaching the new site the
chanting and dancing
continued for some time before
Neil was allowed to officially
put the spade to the soil.
Thank you Neil, Ree and
everyone at Livingstone Partners  - you've saved a school and given
hope to a whole community.