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From May-July 2013, Julia Gummo travelled to Zambia as an agent for the Fundraising Initiative and had the opportunity to get to know many of the teachers and students who are currently part of the Racecourse School Community. She was able to create this film while she was there.  We hope it will provide a greater […]

In May 2013, Julia Gummo visited Racecourse school for two months. While she was there she took some beautiful photos. Check them out below. Click on a photo to view as a slideshow. 123►

Julia Gummo’s Report

In May 2013, Julia Gummo visited the school. The
 goal 
of 
the 
sixty‐day 
trip 
was
 to
 promote
 and 
maintain
 a 
sustainable
 partnership 
between
 the
 school
 and 
the
 initiative mostly 
by 
working
 on
 some 
administrative 
tasks 
that 
are 
required by
 the 
Canadian 
Revenue 
Agency 
for 
charitable 
organizations 
working 
abroad. Download the report here.

Abel’s music video

Check out this neat music video Julia made for one of the Racecourse School students named Abel(stage name Kaffir): It is a song about the Zambian football team.

10th Annual Dinner!!

Our 10th annual fundraising dinner was a huge success! (Yes 10th annual, hard to believe isn’t it?) Thanks to everyone who came out, volunteered, donated items to the silent auction and made pledges! We raised more than $9000 this year and it was a lot of fun too! You know we are excited because I […]

Donate Online!

You can donate online now through St. Paul’s United Church PayPal donation page. For instructions click here.

The connection with our partner, the Racecourse Community School in Zambia continues to deepen. The School Board and the St. Paul’s United Church Board have now signed a Letter of Understanding which formally lays out the responsibilities of both parties in this partnership. We are excited to have formalized our relationship in such a manner […]

Rick and Debbie Boyd recently paid a visit to our friends in Zambia and they sent us some lovely photos of the school and the new section.

Some new photos

Just posted a few new photos sent to us by our friend emma in the uk!, Check them out:

Welcome

Welcome to the Racecourse Community School Web-site. The Racecourse Community School is a volunteer run primary school for orphans and vulnerable children in the Racecourse Community of Kitwe, Zambia. The community school movement in Zambia began in the late 90’s as a local reaction to the overwhelming number of orphans and vulnerable children who could […]