TUKONGOTE COMMUNITY PROJECTS
In 2009 Waterberry founded Tukongote Community Projects to improve the educational opportunities in nearby villages. We began with one preschool class, and now support over 400 children in 3 preschools and 1 primary school.
Our core focus is Tukongote Community Projects. Our Community Preschool has 3 colourful classrooms, outside classroom, kitchen and feeding shelter. 75 little ones receive free schooling, in what is probably the brightest school in Zambia. Our first Primary School grade opened this year, along with the Tukongote Adult Skills Centre, initially helping adults with reading, writing and maths. We employ 25 local teachers and support staff, 14 of whom we are assisting to gain recognised teaching qualifications. (More Information)
Many of our staff live in these villages. You can experience everyday rural Zambian life as well as seeing the Tukongote projects in action if you join a village walk whilst staying at Waterberry. It is a fascinating insight.
Guests often ask how they can support this work. All donations go directly to the projects, and if you want to fill that empty space in your luggage, please click on our wish list to find out about our much needed resources.