What's in a Name

 Our hearts are full when we see these photos of the teachers planning and of the students learning.

In the midst of poverty-stricken slums in Zambia, teachers are taking charge of their students' education. Despite the challenges they face, these educators are determined to provide their students with the best possible learning opportunities. With careful planning and resourcefulness, they are creating safe and inspiring spaces for their students to learn and grow. 

Through their efforts, students are gaining the knowledge and skills they need to build a brighter future for themselves and their communities. Join us in supporting these dedicated educators as they work to empower the next generation of Zambian leaders. DONATE HERE


Students begin learning about many practical parts of life in upper level of elementary (grades 5-7) - including learning about construction tools and techniques.

Students in 8th and 9th grade learn about anatomy and many other subjects in their science classes. Because there aren't enough text  books for all the students, the teachers write the information on the blackboards. The students copy the lesson into their notebooks.

The uniforms of these older students (tie, white shirt, pants or skirts) set them apart from the younger students who wear checked shirts.

Classroom Building #4 (the latest building) included much needed space for teachers to plan and to meet with parents. They even have a tile floor!

The senior staff of WISDOM Christian School recently decided to name the chapel on its campus "Edwards Hall" in honor of Ed and Donna Edwards. 

While the couple would have preferred to leave the chapel unnamed, they feel honored by the decision of the school's senior staff. The decision to name the chapel after the Edwards is a testament to the couple's contributions to the school and their dedication to the Christian faith. 

WISDOM Christian School hopes that the newly named chapel will serve as a source of inspiration and strength for all who enter its doors.

Besides the school's use of the chapel, WISDOM Christian Church also meets there to worship and receive the teaching of God's Word.

TAKE 1 MINUTE to tour the campus of WISDOM.


WISDOM Christian School is in the middle of its second term right now. 

With almost 600 children in grades K-9, the school is stretched in every direction.


The school requires ongoing maintenance. 

We replaced the pump to the well recently. The school cannot be open if there is not a working water supply.

Many floors had severe cracks in them necessitating complete replacement. 

Building #2 - Discarded concrete before breaking it down

The caretaker broke down the discarded concrete into small pieces to help alleviate mud holes during the rainy season. 

Building #1 on the left

STAFF Salaries and MAINTENANCE are some of our biggest expenses every month. DONATE HERE to support WISDOM


We are thankful for our dedicated staff. 

Sonile continues as the head teacher. In Zambia, this position is somewhat the same as principal in U.S. schools, however she also teaches. Sonile is a very soft-spoken and kind teacher. She has the hearts of those who work with her.

Sonile - Head Teacher
 We also have some new personnel as others have left. 

Priscilla - Teacher

Janet - Home Ec Teacher

Marvis - Business and Computer Studies

(new) Ruth - Teacher

Moses Sinyangwe - Teacher

Brian - Store Room

When we converted two large classrooms to a computer room (with 30 computers) and a science lab, the former computer room (10 computers) became the room to store important equipment for the science lab and some computer equipment. The former computer room had a very secure door on it, which is needed for the equipment. 

Brian is the man that makes sure that all of the equipment is accounted for. Anything that is used for the classroom is checked out and returned with Brian keeping track of it all. 


The lunch program continues to feed all of the children four days per week. A monumental job for our kitchen staff!




And we have new baby chicks. These are only two weeks old! This ongoing project reaches the community and feeds children. To support the Chicken Project, DONATE HERE.

What is growing at WISDOM?


    The student body is growing! 

The school year started in January. The 2023 count is in - 579 students!

When LIVING WELL Ministry first became involved with WISDOM, there were 140 students in 2012!

Yes, the school is growing! The classes average 60 students each. What a challenge to the teachers!

The chickens are growing! 

The second batch of chickens that were purchased at one day old are now large enough to sell and/or eat.

We will soon be buying more baby chickens and grow some more.


The chicken project puts meat on the plate!

The first batch of chickens grew to eating size. The first thing we did was to give the CHILDREN of WISDOM lunch with chicken on their plates - a real treat for kids in the slum. The chicken sits atop rice and beans for a filling and nutritious meal.

Before each meal, one of the children leads in a prayer of thanks.

The kindergarteners eat at their desk in their classroom.

The bigger kids may eat standing up, sitting under a tree or at the playground.

Some of these plates show a lunch with a cooked grain and ground peanuts for protein. Some of the children do not eat enough protein for healthy development. 

We include the peanuts or beans with every lunch. They eat every bite!


Ed and Donna Edwards