Outreach to Various schools in Choma
International Association of Youth and Students for Peace Zambia in partnership with Generation Peace Academy organized an Outreach with 3 different schools in a town called Choma in the southern province of Zambia on March 2, 2022 (10hrs – 17 Zambian time) the schools visited were Shampande secondary school, Choma day primary school, Njase girls school. The purpose of the event was to share character education with the pupils and also help with a donation of $100 to help with the school operations.
The program begun with a team visiting Shampande secondary school. During their time at shampande the school headteacher was delighted to met the team and requested for the team to meet the grade 7 classrooms. In during their time, Rie Horii and Caelan Johnson, both first year participants of the GPA program, were able to give short talks about the importance of family values and the principle of living for the sake of others to four different seventh grade classes. Although many of the kids were shy at first, the principal of the school had immense gratitude for us and said.
“You guys don’t know how much you’ve impacted the students here. They’ve never had foreigners come here and visit them during class, and they’ve never heard the kinds of lessons you guys taught. This was like an event for them. They will truly remember you for a long time- maybe even the rest of their lives.”
There was a second team that went to another school called Choma day primary school. This team was graced by the presence of the District Commissioner of Choma, who was quite intrigued by the IAYSP and GPA team. During the visit, the director of GPA, Mr. Roland Platt and IAYSP President Zambia, Soondo Mutewa, were interviewed and shared the goals and mission of the respected organisations to the school staff of Choma day and also the Camera Crew from ZANIS. Also afterwards a couple of members were able to give culture talks and a skit in front of a camera crew from ZNBC News Station and also pupils from grades 8 and 9.
Lastly There was a team that left for an all girls school called Njase school, featuring around three hundred students. The members were able to perform a dance that they had prepared, do an activity with them to break the ice, as well as give a talk about seeing the good in others. Ayami Gemino, a first-year participant in the GPA program, states that although she was struck with nervousness, she persevered in giving the talk, with her intention of conveying Gods love to all three hundred students.
It was a great time of sharing to the youth in Choma In the schools. Being able to visit these schools and meet the District Commissioner was truly a Blessing. All this wouldn’t be possible with Heaven’s support and the organizing team of Mrs. Chimfwembe who is the Womens Federation for World Peace Leader in the Sub-region South.