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Experiencing Chengelo School Saturday 13 October 2018

Experiencing Chengelo School Saturday 13 October 2018

November 02
20:29 2018
By Mumba S Kapumpa SC

Mumba S Kapumpa SC with wife Chisanga Kapumpa at Chengelo School

My wife, Chisanga Kapumpa, and I were invited by Chengelo School

, and I were invited by Chengelo School, to the school’s Annual Prizegiving Ceremony for me to be the Guest Speaker and Mrs. Kapumpa to be Awarding Prizes to the students.


Mumba S Kapumpa SC and son

Chengelo School

We left Lusaka for Mkushi where Chengelo is, around 04:30 and arrived at the school at 09:00. We were of course conscious of the 80 km/h restrictions RATSA has imposed on the Lusaka-Mkushi road, although it is a highway !!

In my Speech I made the following points :
. that I was a parent at Chengelo School for the 4th time ! Only Mumba our first born had gone to another school, while our 4 other children had come to Chengelo.
. Mukuni Esther Chipo, our second born, was the first one to come the school. She finished Form V and went to Perth, Australia.
. Chanda Michael Changala, the third born, came to Chengelo, finished in Form V and also went to Perth, Australia.
. Mwila our fourth child did her Forms I to V at Chengelo and after completion went to Halifax, Canada where she is graduating in January 2019.

Parents and Students at Chengelo School

. Mwamba our last born went with us to Seoul, during our Tour of Duty as Ambassador to South Korea from 2014 to 2017.
I was very sure Mwamba was not coming to Chengelo and will do his secondary school education in South Korea ! He was, on the other hand, very confident and determined that he was finishing school at Chengelo School !!

Ambassador Mumba S Kapumpa SC and wife Chisanga Kapumpa

In December 2016 I spoke to the School Secondary Headmaster, Mr. Chriss Banda, and arranged my wife to bring Mwamba to Chengelo for tests leading to his enrollment in January 2017 in Form III !

John Melezyo Simutenda Mkushi farming block is always a spectacular place to be. I interacted regularly with the community comprising the Moffats, Siddles, Wyatts, the Youngs etc during the mid 2000s conducting agricultural surveys. It gave me a lot of pleasure and a sense of connectivity to the distant past to further realize that Dr. David Livingston’s relatives; the Moffats are actually still within our midst with over a 200 year presence in Zambia. One just hopes those guys are still alive and well. Nice event obviously out there.

Chengelo School Hall

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