For our placement our team was divided into three different schools. Ben Kapufi, St. Mary's and Caleb a school for children with autism. I spent my time teaching in Ben Kapufi, a happy place where the children of the Bwatcha community spent their days at school, learning, tending to the garden and playing in the field outside the school in the afternoons.
Zambi-ambia eh eh...
On the weekends we were lucky enough to get to explore some of Zambia's wonders. We visited the capital city Lusaka where as part of Global Perspectives week we got to meet the Irish Ambassador to discuss education in Kabwe and we got to visit an Albino clinic. There we got to hear personal accounts from some people living with Albinism in Zambia and what it's like. We also got to visit one of the seven natural wonders of the world Victoria Falls which was amazing!! With long bus journeys in between we saw different aspects of life in Zambia along the road. Mr. Chumbwa our very friendly, and unassuming bus driver always made the road trips more thrilling with his driving. He loved to come along for the journey (featured below in black and white) and even named his new born daughter Aoife after his interactions with the three lovely Irish Aoife's he met during our trip.