10 Years! What happened last year?


Year #10 of LIVING WELL'S support of WISDOM 

What happened in 2021?

YEAR # 10 - The pandemic hit hard in 2020 and 2021, but LIVING WELL was able to keep serving WCS from afar.

We officially launched the secondary school with the addition of the 8th grade (elementary is K-7). The addition of the secondary school meant many more supplies! More computers, science lab supplies, and sewing machines.

8th Graders - And new uniforms!


We funded a much-needed seminar for girls on early marriage and child-bearing. The girls received feminine hygiene products. Many girls miss school during their period if they do not have these products.

 
We replaced the kitchen roof and added a security/caretaker building. 

WCS continued with periods of time when students were not allowed to attend school because of the pandemic. When in class, protocols continued.


Your prayers during this year were felt on the WCS campus and your donations so appreciated!





10 Year Celebration - 2 Years Ago

Year #9 of LIVING WELL'S support of WISDOM 

What happened in 2020?

Oh, what a year!!

That year started strong. LIVING WELL was able to travel with six to the school in January, sadly not knowing it would be our last trip to Zambia for years. 😢

Sherry Beair and Darla Holinsworth
catching up with the children of WISDOM

Laurelyn Sheffield lending a hand for clean-up duty

John Holinsworth is one hard-working guy
but is always up for a laugh!

Ed and Donna Edwards with the WISDOM Tree


 

TIME for LUNCH! 



    


CAMPUS
In spite of the pandemic, we had the completion of our biggest classroom building yet.  Classroom Building #4 holds five classrooms, staff rooms, and two offices. The secondary school was ready to launch, and science and computer labs were furnished. 

 









10 Year Celebration - 2019 Review

 Year #8 of LIVING WELL'S support of WISDOM 


What happened in 2019?

What a fun year! A playground was built (with a painted mural!) and we took our biggest team yet that June, 18 team members! And CAMP WISDOM for over 400 kids!

CAMPUS and CAMP WISDOM

See it all in this short video:



10 Year Celebration - 4 Years Ago

Year #7 of LIVING WELL'S support of WISDOM

What happened in 2018?

Two very important and very DIFFERENT additions came in 2018: a chapel and new toilets with septic tank. And, of course, another year of CAMP WISDOM for the students.

CAMP WISDOM


NEW t-shirts

Music time
 
EVERYONE!

Walking through the neighborhood 

Mission Zambia 2018 Team
Jack Bailey, Donna Edwards, Beth Autry, Georgia Abbott, Anita Powers, Ed Edwards, Sherry Beair, Charlie Beair, Terri Bailey, Tonya Ward, Paula Reed

CAMPUS
  • Chapel/Auditorium - Students now have a place to assemble and a church is planted for the community, WISDOM Christian Church.
WISDOM Christian Church in the Chapel - 1st Service

Chapel/Auditorium
  • Campus enhancement


















  • Latrines with septic system

10 Year Celebration - 5 Years ago

Year #6 of LIVING WELL'S support of WISDOM 

What happened in 2017?


The campus really started taking shape with the addition of classroom building #3 and the beginning of the lunch program for students. A team of 15 volunteers lead VBS for the kids during the summer of 2017.

CAMPUS
Classroom building #3 added two large classrooms, a smaller one for kindergarten, and a small computer lab. Most children in this slum do not have the advantage of having parents who read with them or teach them the alphabet and how to count. This class is limited to 25 students (upper levels have as many as 70!). The children who need the most help are in this class. 

Kindergarten Class

Classroom Building #3

LUNCH!

In the beginning WCS served lunch two days/week. The school now serves it four days/week. And it always includes some plant protein. The children would normally eat a dish called "nshima," which is water and meal only, cooked to a mashed potato consistency.



CAMP WISDOM

The LIVING WELL team of 15 led a VBS experience for over 400 children at CAMP WISDOM!


Bottom row (l-r): Emily Padgham, Macie Stevens, Paula Reed, Darla Holinsworth, Donna Edwards, Sherry Beair, Anita Powers, Charlie Bear
Middle row; John Holinsworth, Sherri Padgham, Patrick Courtney, Tara Matlock, Ed Edwards
Top row: Brian Matlock, Chris Matlock, Hannah Hulse

Flying kites made in CAMP WISDOM

Chris Matlock and his new friends




We love giving new t-shirts to all the kids!



Walking through the neighborhood slum

One of our great joys is attending church and the shaking hands with everyone afterwards

CONTACT US

Ed and Donna Edwards
LIVING WELL
(405)792.2586
info@livingwellokc.org