Term 3 Sept - Dec 2003
Tongabezi Trust School, Private Bag 31,
As most of you know, Tujatane relies completely
on charitable donations to met all running costs and expand our
facilities so we can improve educational standards. We are
keen to encourage Sponsors to commit to regular monthly donations as
this gives us the confidence of a secure and regular income.
We are delighted to report that we have recently registered a new
Charity with the Charity Commissioners of England and Wales called
"The Charitable Trust for the Tongabezi Trust School.". This
Charity's sole aim is to raise funds to support our school and, with
the Charity having no overheads, all funds raised go directly to
enabling the School to provide an excellent education for the
children of Tujatane.
All our financial support can now be directed through this Charity
and, if you are a UK tax payer, the Charity will enhance your
donation by claiming a further amount form the Inland Revenue (at
present 28p for each Pound Sterling of your contribution).
This is excellent news (thank you Gordon Brown).
All help, however modest, is greatly appreciated by our school.
If you are interested in supporting us, please e-mail the Charity
Treasurer, Jessop Price on:
email@example.com who will be very pleased to send
you a Banker's Order Form and a Gift Aid Declaration From for you to
complete and return at your convenience.
FAREWELL TO OUR
This last term was a very busy one for our Grade 7 pupils as they
were preparing for their National exams - the first National exams
for Tujatane! They sat for the exams from 4th - 7th of
November. These important exams will determine whether the
children are able to continue their education onto secondary level.
We will miss our pupils who formed the very first class at Tujatane
in 1996 - a great group of chess players and dramatists! We
wish them every success with their results and their future.
We would like to thank you all for your tremendous help and support,
which has enabled these children to obtain a good primary education.
A programme to sponsor our Grade
7 pupils for their secondary education has been set up and initiated
by Elaine & Peter Cooper, from the Cogitare Foundation in America.
Each child from Grade 7 has been successfully sponsored and offered
the chance to further their education - a vital and valuable gift
for the future of Zambia.
The pupils have applied to a number of different secondary schools
within the area, according to their academic ability. We now
just have to wait and see the success of their results! Elaine
was here to witness the exams, and on completion she treated the
whole class to a great lunch at Tongabezi to celebrate. Thank
you Elaine and Peter.
Another special day in term three happened to be when Gary Boulton,
a Tongabezi guest, donated a cricket kit to the school. Not
only did he donate the kit, but he also donated his time to teach
the teachers and the children how to play the sport. He was
ably assisted by his tow young sons.
The Tujatane children loved the game which they had previously only
ever seen on TV. They had great fun playing this new game -
there were lots of cheers ands shouts!
"Yesterday, we played a fun game. This game is called cricket.
Cricket is very nice, it is played with two teams with eleven
played with bats, ball and wickets on the ground. We have
fielders, bats, bowlers and wicket keeper. If the fielder
catches the ball, then that means you are out. If you hit the
ball with bat, you have to run round the wicket."
Tujatane celebrates Zambia's 39 years of Independence.
"On Thursday, 2nd October 2003, we went to do quiz at Parins (the
top private primary school in Livingstone town). We went with
a Tongabezi car. When we reached there some of our friends
went to buy food at Shoprite.
came back we ate the food. After eating we went to a pool
where there were fish. After that we went to sit where we were
told to sit for the quiz. We said our names and we were given
pencils and plain papers for working. They gave us a box to
choose some questions. They started asking questions.
Parins beat us in Mathematics an English and we beat them in Social
Studies and Science. All the mars were added and Parins won by
6 points. But we tried our best. Then we went home."
(By Miranda, Grade Seven, 13 years old)
"On Wednesday, 22nd October 2003, Parins pupils came to our school.
We were already prepared by the time they came. Showed them where to
sit. Mr Lichaha was the one reading the questions, the time
keeper was a teacher fro Parins and the one recording was Mrs
The subjects were Mathematics, English, Science and Social Studies.
Parins did well in Mathematics and Science, Tujatane did well in
English and Social Studies.
Nevertheless, Parins won. Before they went back to town we
gave them some drinks and biscuits to eat."
(by Tamenji Grade Seven, 13 years old)
A WALKOVER FOR TUJATANE GIRLS
Tuesday, 30th September 2003, we went to Hillcrest Technical
Secondary School in Livingstone town for a chess tournament. we went
with eight chess boards and pieces. WE went fourteen of us
with Mr Gwenani and Mrs Parker. When we reached at Hillcrest
we dropped and stood outside Mrs Parkers car. Then one of the
students at Hillcrest came and said "follow me to the room where we
will play chess", then we followed him. When we reached to the
room we were going, we found chairs were not arranged with tables.
Then we helped to arrange, when we finished arranging tables and
chairs, we put chess boards and pieces on them and started playing.
All Tujatane girls won."
(by Eneless Moyo)
(Hillcrest is the best upper secondary school in the Livingstone
The spirit of Christmas was in the air once again. We cannot
forget to THANK Tongabezi for its generosity. They have made
it a tradition to treat the children to a party every year around
Day I had a lot to eat. I had drinks, chicken, sausage and
many more food. I enjoyed myself and my friends. I
danced, I sang and I played. I was so happy that it was
Christmas Day. All of us were happy."
(by Mischeck, 10 years old)
the month of October 2003, Tujatane School received boxes of
computers from a school in England. Six computers and two printers
are now in the process of being set up. Once they are up and
running we shall open our commuter lab to the pupils and later to
the surrounding community. Many thank to Lingfield School for
the wonderful donation.
A NEW TEACHER ARRIVES
the afternoon of 8th October 2003, Alex Singer from America arrived,
employed to work at our school. His role was to manage the
daily running of the school, to train and to upgrade standards.
The school assembled to welcome Ale into the school and a show from
the children was put up. He sang a fun song for the children
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
No of children
5 (age 8-10)
3 (age 6-8)
Miss Violet Lichaha
Mr Bond Lichaha
Mr Lee Mudenda
Sport, Remedial, Chess
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Charity Status: "The Charitable Trust for the Tongabezi Trust
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The Tongabezi Trust School
Private Bag 31, Livingstone, Zambia