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Library and Information Technology Building

Children who live in poor communities are deprived of books and educational material, and the modern world of Information Technology is likely to be out of their reach. We are in the planning and fundraising stage of a Library-Information Technology building at the Limpela Cedric’s School, which will serve both the pupils and the community.

The Building

The building will comprise a library, a room for computers and secure storerooms for each. The foundation and floor slab were laid in November 2012, and building will begin in earnest when the fundraising target has been reached. Local contractors and tradespeople will carry out the work.

The estimated cost of the facility is ZMW 341,000 (approximately US$69,000, NZ$85,000 or UK£44,000). The level of corporate responsibility is high in Zambia and around ZMW 70,000 has already been raised from within the country. We are grateful to the Beit Trust, which has approved a grant of UK£20,000 (ZMW 157,000, US$30,200, or NZ$36,500).

Ten new computers have already been donated from within Zambia and more will be required.

Rendering of Library Building

How You Can Be a Sponsor

You might like to earmark your donation for a specific item — for example: books, tables, shelving, computer peripherals, curtains, whiteboards, airconditioners or floor tiles. Or you might prefer to send a donation to help cover general building costs.

Do drop us a line if you would like more information — info@limapela.org. You can also visit our donation page for general information on how to donate to the Limapela Foundation.

Corporate Sponsors

(as on 19 March 2013)

  • Atlas Copco, Zambia
  • The Beit Trust
  • BSI Steel
  • Carnival Furnishers
  • Ceres Bakery, Kitwe
  • City Centre Sales Ltd, Kitwe
  • Coastal Hire, Ndola
  • Copperfields Mining Services
  • DEOL Ltd, Ndola
  • EC Mining Ltd
  • First National Bank, Zambia
  • First Quantum Mining and Operations Ltd
  • Mama Africa, Kitwe
  • MTN Business, Zambia
  • Ndola Commercial
  • Olympic Milling, Kitwe
  • Parmalat Zambia Ltd
  • Pepsi, Kitwe
  • Pick n Pay, Zambia
  • Quattro Co Ld, Kitwe
  • Seconds and Homemade Crafts, Kitwe
  • Seven Two Two Investment
  • Standard Chartered Bank, Kitwe
  • Zambezi Portland Cement Ltd
  • Zambia Breweries PLC

A number of our donors do not wish to be identified publicly. We are deeply grateful to them all.