We are 6th Form Students (age
17-18) from the Coopers’ Company and Coborn School,
a co-educational comprehensive school in Upminster, Essex.
Our school mission is to “'Love as Brethren”.
We have a long tradition of travelling abroad on trips which
try to live up to this goal. They are always more challenging
than the norm and they supplement adventure with truly worthwhile
projects for the benefit of third world communities. Each
expedition combines a personal challenge with a community
It was on one such trip, to Namibia in 2004, that we first
came across a village near Livingstone in Zambia where the
school facilities for the local children were inadequate
for their needs. As a result, in 2006, the team managed,
arguably, their finest achievement to date. A two classroom
school was built, resourced and made operational. Named,
Twabuka Community School, work to extend the school in the
2008 expedition meant that the school roll has now risen
to over 140 children.
2008 also saw the start of the Egg Company – where
it is hoped that the introducion of a chicken shed will
eventually generate revenue for the community.
Whilst the pupils of the school have done the majority
of the fund-raising (over £21,000 for the 2010
expedition) the actual work on site has been managed
by Alan and Oriel of Nomad
African Travel Ltd. In addition to being
our tour operators they have done a sterling job in moving
the project forward.
There was much celebration therefore when, in the summer
of 2010, 30 pupils and 4 staff travelled back to Sinde Village
in Zambia to oversee the final construction of much needed
community pre-school and health centre.
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