29th September 2021
Be the Change comes to life!
Be the Change has been in the works for a long time and we are so excited to see our dreams come to life. Be the Change is a compilation of inspirational stories. Girls and women from all over the world- of all backgrounds and ages- and how they have been a positive force for change! We want every girl and to know they have the power to be the change we need in this world.
A very big thank you to Tammy, Katie, and Shelby for writing, creating, and working to inspire the lives of every girl who reads it.
6th September 2021
Welcome to Baobuyu, Katie!
Katie has been working remotely with us from the United States since July and has now arrived in Livingstone and will be working with us for 4 incredible months! Katie will be working with our teachers, our Girl Power group, our Women’s Club, and the Sewing Circle. She also has some amazing workshops and creative lesson plans she will be facilitating to move our school in a forward direction. We are so happy to have her and stay tuned for more good things to come!
3rd September 2021
Our Insaka is Complete!
Here is another beautiful addition to Baobuyu – our ‘insaka’! It is a shelter from the rain and scorching sun, an outdoor classroom, a stage for our performances and make-believe plays, a place for our female empowerment groups, and chess club. We are over the moon and we would like to thank cousin Sammy and his wonderful friends and family for the generous donations that made our ‘insaka’ possible.
July 28th 2021
Our Wall is Complete!
Over the last two months, our school has been bustling with building activity. Cement, builders, rocks, river sand, molds, workers, questions, and mostly excitement. A six year dream in the making and we would now like to announce that our wall is officially complete! Another huge shout out to cousin Sammy from Malta and all of his friends who made this happen. Our school is now secure and safe. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
July 20th 2021
Our country is now experiencing the highest numbers of positive covid cases recorded so far. It is clear that this wave is more severe than previous ones, leaving our health care system completely overwhelmed. The hard decision was taken in June to once again close the schools initially for 21 days. However, with cases rising, they will remain closed until August 16th.
While schools are closed, we are taking this opportunity to better ourselves with workshops, computer skills training and writing and communication courses for our teachers. Hopefully this time will be put to good use and we are incredibly excited for our schools to reopen soon…
July 14th 2021
One Stitch At A Time…
As part of our Women’s Empowerment initiative, we started a social enterprise named the ‘Women’s Sewing Circle’. Members are taught how to sew independently and to craft beautiful tote bags and dog bandanas out of traditional chitenge fabric. All of these products are currently being sold through different outlets. Part of the profit goes directly to the women and the remainder supports our NGO.
This week we are delighted to welcome Esther into our circle. She has only been with us a week and she is already a champion bag cutter. We cannot wait to see her thrive!
June 25th 2021
A Trek to Remember
Each week an incredible team from African Safari Experience and The Mobile Safari Company, alongside the Zambian Wildlife Authority, trek through the bush on the search for illegal snares. This week the Baobuyu team lent a helping hand. We were grateful for the opportunity to learn more about their wonderful work and the bush. It was an experience we’ll never forget. Thank you to those who are looking out for our animals!
June 14th 2021
Welcome to Baobuyu, Shelby!
Shelby is joining us from St. Louis, Missouri via a hybrid internship, with both remote and on the ground experiences.
While here, she will create and facilitate teacher workshops, as well as lessons and activities for our students and female empowerment programs. Shelby looks forward to experiencing safaris, rafting and hiking trips, and all Africa has to offer with her new friends at Baobuyu.
June 14th 2021
A Dream Come True…
It’s happening! Our long-awaited dream of a fenced wall surrounding our community centre is finally coming to life. All this might not look like much now, but this is just the beginning of turning our six year dream into a reality. This is only possible thanks to cousin Sammy and our friends in Malta. We cannot thank you enough and we are forever grateful for your support. Stay tuned…
June 10th 2021
We visited Mosi-oa-tunya Park with our pre-school classes for a wild safari. We were lucky enough to see elephants, giraffes, warthogs, impalas, zebras, vultures, baboons, water monitors and a variety of birds – a day we will never forget! Thank you so much to African Safari Experience, David Lewis’ Mobile Safari Company and their incredible crew for making this once in a lifetime trip possible. We are over the moon with happiness and it is, indeed, a day we will never forget.
June 1st 2021
Welcome to Baobuyu, Megan!
Megan is our first on the ground intern and has come from Fort Collins, Colorado to spend two months with us!
Megan hopes to improve and expand our garden with organic strategies, composting and adding more variety. She also hopes to facilitate workshops for our Girl Power and women’s empowerment groups. She is especially excited about bringing yoga to Baobuyu, the wildlife and going rafting in the Zambezi river during her stay…