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False 56 Travel Zambia May 2008 Nkani Nkani Vakacha Vakacha Mkasanga forges ahead Remote Africa Safaris in South Luangwa ( www. remoteafrica. com) helps support education and healthcare in the local community. The Tafika Fund, established with donations from guests and tour operators, supports a local school, Mkasanga. Carol Coppinger reports on a year of progress. The Tafika Fund made a big leap forward in 2007, with 28 sponsored high school students, three teachers at training college, a hotel and catering student, two accounts students and our medical officer entering his final year. Meanwhile Majoru Investments in Lusaka provided work experience to three 2006 school leavers. Thanks are due, as ever, to our many supporters. This year we received an amazing US$ 22,000 from guests and agents, a Swiss Charity called Sidcole and Peter and Cathy Herb- Kelly, who pay most of our teachers’ salaries each month. Meanwhile Tracy Solman conducted an inspired ten- day teachers’ motivational workshop. Cherri Briggs of Explore Inc., together with ‘ Hope Through Education’, a USA Charity, generously donated US$ 15,000 for desks, text books and teacher’s furniture. Chris Breen of Wildlife Worldwide brought Mkasanga to the attention of Promethean UK, manufacturers of interactive white boards, who donated £ 10,000 to renovate the school buildings and secure the classrooms. We were also delighted to provide a wheelchair for 18- year- old Zephus Mbewe, who has been unable to walk since losing the use of his legs after an accident at the age of ten. Having completed primary school in 2006, Zephus had been unable to travel to nearby high schools. This year, with the help of friends to wheel him around, he will at last attend high school. Meanwhile the Tafika Fund will install ramps to make Mkasanga more wheelchair-friendly. We wish Zephus all the very best in his academic career. To sponsor a child or find out more, contact Carol Coppinger at tafika@ remoteafrica. com A HELPING HAND Bushcamps behind beehives The Bushcamp Company ( www. bushcampcompany. com) in South Luangwa National Park is supporting a beekeeping project in the local community of Malama. The project involves setting up beehives for the local community to manage and sell honey. It provides employment, serves as a source of nutrition and helps in tree conservation. So far the BCC has successfully provided several thousand beehives and now plans to implement the project in other local communities. The cost of building a beehive structure is $ US50; all donations to this highly worthwhile project are welcome. Zephus Mbewe in his new chair CAROL COPPINGER ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? The Wildlife Camp, South Luangwa www. wildlifecamp- zambia. com wildlife@ super- hub. com An affordable option offering walking safaris, night and day drives – with the added benefit of 60% of accommodation proceeds going directly towards conservation and the education of Zambian children.