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Swanfrica Network meeting

I attended a most useful workshop today at the Environment Centre, Swansea. Thanks to Swanfrica and Women4Resources for organising it. Representatives of various Wales-based charities working in Africa met together to share ideas and experiences and see how we could work together more closely. We identified common themes of education and training, and trading relationships.

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Donated computers arrive in Lusaka

Good news that the boxes of donated computers and laptops (despatched months ago via itschoolsafrica) have arrived in Lusaka and will be picked up shortly by Charli Mangalazi of Siavonga High School. Equipment that people in UK might just throw away, can be refurbished by us to perform well in Zambia. If you have anything

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Synology DiskStations for Siavonga

We have long been fans of Synology DiskStation NAS storage stations and, in July 2015, set one up in the offices of Siavonga Nutrition Group.  It meant that all users could save their work centrally and share resources more easily. We recently met Synology UK at a trade event and discussed our project with them. Imagine

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From pupil to master

In 2015 Philemon Chikoonda was head teacher of Kabbila Primary School in Siavonga. He watched carefully and assisted in setting up the solar panels for his school. Thanks to a grant from S & C Electric we were able to provide a solar panel, battery and cables for his new school Dambilo. Philemon set them

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Hub Cymru Africa Summit 2016

Yesterday we attended the Hub Cymru Africa Development Summit at Liberty Stadium Swansea. The event brought together representatives of many charities and voluntary organisations in Wales whose projects were linked with Africa. There were talks by people like the inspirational Nassra Juma Mohammed, Head Coach of the Zanzibar Women’s Football Team; and opportunities for networking

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