First class tuition

Smaller Classes + higher marks in exams + modern facilities – all thanks to you!

We are a licensed pre, primary and secondary school founded in 2006. 

School lunches

We give every child a nutritious, free, freshly-picked and cooked meal at lunchtime every day.

safe and affordable transport

The school bus provides safe and affordable transport along the Mumbwa Road.


Our 500 learners share nine spacious classrooms, a modern science laboratory, over 2,500 of the most up-to-date textbooks, an Afro-centric reading scheme to help them learn to read fluently, a library with over 1,000 books, a large market garden for practical work, and a sustainable toilet and shower block which serves the whole school.

We have dedicated teachers for Early Years, Reception, Catch Up and Grades 1-4. Our teaching is subject based, by specialist staff, in Grades 5-12.

We prize academic excellence, but value good character, humility and selflessness even more highly.
Teacher with class at Mukwashi

First class tuition = better performance

We have dedicated classes for every grade from pre-school through to Grade 12. There are smaller class sizes and more highly qualified staff than at most other Zambian schools.

Our Early Years’ Unit is in its own fenced site – with a dedicated classroom, outdoor learning area, large secure garden and play areas.

We provide a full-time Catch Up Class, with specialist literacy and numeracy teachers, for children who start schooling late.

In Grades 8 & 9, we offer all compulsory subjects plus computer studies. We provide the Agricultural Science pathway in Grades 10-12 and combine this with business subjects.

Our staff are some of the best trained, with a senior education professor at Oxford University overseeing their professional development.

Mukwashi is a registered exam centre for Grades 7, 9 & 12, so children sit their national exams at the school.

Our specialist secondary subjects include:

Integrated Science
Agricultural Science
Computer Studies
Religious Education
Social Studies
Commerce                            Accounts
Physical Education
Business Studies
Civic Education

Our staff and their responsibilities

  • Ms Mulemba Sakuwaha

    Head Teacher

  • Ms Mwangala Lubinda

    Deputy Head Teacher

  • Mr Crispin Shamufundo

    Deputy Head Teacher

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  • Mr Golden Siankwebo

    Mathematics, Integrated Science

  • Mr Lameck Mvula

    Agricultural Science, Integrated Science

  • Ms Luyando Sikamikami

    English, Social Studies, Civic Education

  • Ms Mulemba Sakuwaha

    English, Social Studies

  • Mr Crispin Shamufundo

    Mathematics, Religious Education

  • Mr Moses Hara

    Physical Education, Mathematics

  • Ms Gladys Kaminda

    Computer Studies, Accounts, Commerce, Business Studies

  • Ms Mwangala Lubinda

    English, Grade 3 class teacher

  • Ms Nelia Nkhoma

    Home Economics, Expressive Arts, Maths, Grade 2 class teacher

  • Ms Miniva Nshingwa

    Science, Technology, Special Papers, Grade 1 class teacher

  • Ms Kelina Chibinga

    Reception class teacher, Grade 4 class teacher

  • Ms Mutinta Mwanamwambwa

    Catch Up Class teacher

  • Ms Agness Phiri

    Social Studies, Catch Up Class

  • Ms Jolly Moono

    Early Years’ Teacher

  • Ms Mubisha Lubinda

    Early Years’ Teaching Assistant

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  • Mr Charlotte Hambache

    Administration Officer

  • Mr Gift Chinyama

    Transport Officer, Maintenance Officer

  • Ms Tina Mbewe

    Housekeeping Officer

  • Mr Vincent Simakwama

    Horticultural Officer

  • Ms Orient Habasimbi

    Catering Officer

  • Ms Juliet Machuku

    Catering Officer

  • Outdoor learning

  • Reaping the rewards

  • Practical teaching

  • Working garden

  • Science and nature

Our learners in Grades 10-12  follow the agricultural science pathway

In Zambia, in addition to core subjects like English and Maths, every school must provide its learners with practical knowledge, skills and experience in one particular area — as a ‘pathway’ to subsequent training or employment.

Because we serve the mainly farming community of Lusaka West, we decided Agricultural Science was the best pathway for our secondary learners.

We combine this subject with Business Studies, Accounts and Commerce to help them think about agriculture as a genuine business and an important career.

This combination of Agriculture and Business subjects gives our learners the knowledge, skills and values every child in our rural locality needs to serve our community and help it prosper.

As part of the pathway, every learner shares a small plot of land with a friend where they grow their own selection of crops under supervision.

They also learn to care for the school’s banana plantation and fruit trees, and each grade is responsible for different animals in our livestock enclosure.

Thank you to all our local and international supporters

All our growth since 2006 (classrooms, toilets, borehole, bus, kitchen, books, etc) has been down to the generosity of Mukwashi’s supporters.

Until 2016, we received £10,000 each year from Seedco and the Lusaka Latino community.

Between 2009 – 2019, we received £15,000 from partner schools and £100,000 from individual and corporate donors: much of this came via Bridges of Peace & Hope, our ‘section 501 (3c)’ partner in the US.

Since 2020, many old and new friends have donated over £50,000 through this web-site; and dozens of Zambian companies have contributed goods, materials and services at either no or a heavily discounted cost.

All these gifts, over the years, have been life-changing investments in thousands of young Zambian lives.

Where they are now…

The school’s founders wanted to give the children in Chilanga district a future shaped by high-quality education, and for them to become catalysts for change.

We are now sufficiently ‘down the line’ to be able to see this happening.

Here are some of the first learners who started at Mukwashi in 2006: they represent the young people in whom our supporters are investing. 

None of them began with any of the stuff people in high income countries think matters, but they all have tons of the stuff which really matters: 

From left to right: 

Twaambo graduated from teaching college, and works as an intern teaching English at a government secondary school.  Nicholas is pursuing his passion for woodwork, and works with his brother’s company making and selling furniture.  Nandipha works as a singer / songwriter, and is now a mother.  Kenneth graduated as an agricultural engineer, and works for our landlord, Seedco.   Diana is teaching English for a local US evangelical mission.   Lazarous graduated with a business degree, and works for a Zambian company as their Stores’ Controller.   Mweetwa works as a consultant water engineer.  And Kadija works with her husband running their family farm, and now has two children.

We can’t do what we do without you.