Put some Poultry on a Plate

The primary mission of Wisdom Christian School is to provide a free education for over 500 vulnerable children (currently grades K-9) in the Mwenye slum of Ndola, Zambia. Through you, our generous donors, the Lord has provided a wonderful campus and a phenomenal staff of 22. 

Secondly, but very important, has been our desire to provide support and minister to the community surrounding the school. That is why we helped plant Wisdom Christ Church, which meets in the chapel building at the school. Additionally, we always allow the community to get clean water from the school’s well. And as a direct result of the school’s presence, the government has recently constructed a community clinic on the adjacent property. Our future plans include initiating some adult education courses after school hours, such as learning English.

We are always looking for ways to enhance both the school and to impact the community. It is time to take another step in achieving that. After consultation with Brother Charles (school manager), and much prayer, we believe that the Lord has led us to begin a Poultry Raising Project at the school. This endeavor will provide the following impact.

1. Introduction of a protein rich traditional meal (chicken, rice, and vegetables) into the existing school lunch program.

2. Wisdom Christ Church can introduce periodic invitation and fellowship Sundays, where congregants and visitors would enjoy a chicken meal.

3. We would employ two young men from the community to be trained in chicken rearing, under the supervision of the school staff. They would be responsible for care of the poultry.

4. Once a month, depending on the number of birds available, we would sell some of the chickens to the general public at a lower than market price. This would be in our quest to improve food security and affordability to this impoverished community. Proceeds will allow purchase of new chicks and feed.

5. Incorporate this entrepreneurship model into the curriculum of the upper grades, showing them an example of business start-up and management.

The project will include an 800 square foot building and all the necessary equipment to house 200 broiler chickens. Brother Charles has consulted with local poultry experts and suppliers, as well as our building contractor. The total cost for the project will be $6,000 (includes the building, necessary equipment, chicks, feed, vitamins and medicine). This relatively small investment will have a huge impact on both the school and community.

We welcome your donations to help us with this vital new program!

The Zambia rainy season begins in November and we hope to have the project completed before then. 

We can’t do it without your support.

To DONATE NOW, click here. 

100% of all donations go toward this project and are fully tax-deductible.

Changing Faces

 A new term starts the first of September at WISDOM Christian School and with it come new faces.

We are sad to say goodbye to five of our teachers - Mirriam, Phenni, Mabel, Joseph, and Doma. They served the school well. We will miss their faces and their teachings.

But we are also saying hello to five new teachers. 

  • Terrence will teach 7th grade.
  • Abednego (male) will teach 6th grade.
  • Christine will teach 2nd grade.
  • Kelvin will teach science in the secondary grades.
  • Marvis (female) will teach the Business Studies and Communication Technology (includes computer) in the secondary grades.
We welcome all the new teachers and wish them well in their teaching assignments.

L-R: Christine, Abednego, Marvis, and Kelvin


Zambia has had too many teachers for not enough jobs for several years. As a result, WCS has been able to hire teachers as a modest salary. This year, the government decided to try to reduce the class sizes in public schools (in the past, they have had as many as 80 students in a class). They hired 30,000 teachers so far this year! 

They hired some wonderful, long-term WCS teachers! The government pays 2-3 times what WISDOM Christian school is able to pay at this time. 

We pray that as time goes on that we are able to sustain higher wagers for our teachers!


Ed and Donna Edwards