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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 not afford to attend government schools. The Racecourse Community School is the largest community school in the Copperbelt Province, educating over 1700 pupils with only 20 local volunteer teachers.

The school faces many challenges due to the effects of HIV/AIDS and the impoverished state of the community. Despite these challenges, the school has maintained an outstanding success rate on the government exams and continues to demonstrate an extraordinary drive to achieve success in community development.

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