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Accomplishments & Thanks so big it won’t fit in this Post!

What a Year! Thanks for all our supporters help! Click the image below to view the web poster that displays many of the wonderful things we all accomplished in 2012 for PaKachele School in Zambia!

Temwani 2012 Accomplishments for PaKachele School

New Video Highlights PaKachele School & Temwani’s Contributions

Temwani is excited to share this new 9 minute video about PaKachele School in Zambia, built with support from the Temwani Children’s Foundation.

Video footage is by the Zambian company Loyola Productions and includes:

  • The PaKachele Opening Ceremony
  • Interviews with Director Angela Malik
  • Highlights from Temwani Co-Presidents Regan Murray and Leah Berger
  • Child spotlights
  • Many wonderful shots of the brave children the school serves and supports

Watch this new video below!

6th graders raise over $2000 for PaKachele School!

In the Fall of 2010, the entire 6th grade at High Tech Middle North County school in San Marcos, CA embarked on a two month intensive project – to learn about the issues facing children in Zambia and to plan a Temwani Children’s Foundation fundraiser to help build PaKachele School..

6th graders at the middle school taped messages
for the children in Zambia.

HTMNC is a project-based school where students learn by experiencing the world around them. For the Fall they were able to incorporate their learning into their media classes by making Public Service Announcement videos, studying the geography and customs of Africa, fundraising planning, and public speaking. Temwani’s Technology Coordinator, Bevin Dunn, visited the students three times to show slideshows, play interactive games, and lead discussions.

Kids celebrate news of their first $100 donation. Fundraiser night poster – local Lion’s Club support. Colorful kid-made magnets for sale.

The culmination of their hard work and study came together with a Fundraiser Night on December 14, 2010. Students ran a Silent Auction with Zambian items provided by Temwani, manned over 10 craft and informational booths, and sold snacks for a showing of the Lion King movie.  The booths were full of creative ideas including decorating baseball caps, jewelry making and even a photo shoot with a classic car. The students also received a $100 grant from the Del Sol Lions Club to support their fundraiser costs.

Through their amazing efforts they were able to raise over $2000! The project also inspired their teacher Tracy Nathan to organize travel with a fellow teacher in the Summer of 2011 to visit Zambia and the PaKachele school in person.

Temwani is so proud of the kids, teachers and parents that supported this project, which is the largest school fundraising effort to date. Great job HTMNC and Zikomo (Thanks)!

Fundraiser Night

Coordinators Tracy Nathan and Bevin Dunn at the fundraiser. HTMNC students give pubic presentations. Having fun at the fundraiser!

With your help, love grows: Annual Campaign 2011


Lackson is one of the fast-growing, bright-eyed young shoots attending the PaKachele Primary School, the school your contributions have helped to build in Lusaka, Zambia. A second grader, he dreams of growing up to be a doctor who will “give injections and save lives.”

Lackson with Grandparents

Lackson, age 7, lives with loving grandparents who struggle to provide him with nutritious food and a reliable roof over his head. With your help, he is now a growing, thriving, ambitious second grader at PaKachele Primary School.

In order to help Lackson reach his dreams, the PaKachele School needs to be expanded to hold grades 4-7, new teachers need to be hired, and two meals need to be provided to students every day.

Please GIVE to our 2011 Annual Campaign to ensure a brighter future for Lackson and other orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia. Thank you!

Video – PaKachele School Opening Ceremony

March 25, 2011 marked the official opening ceremony for the PaKachele Primary School in Lusaka, Zambia. Board members Regan Murray, Bevin Dunn, and Leah Berger attended on behalf of the over 300 donors from the Temwani Children’s Foundation who have contributed to the building of the school over the past five years.

Click to read the story about the Open Ceremony day and view more photos.


It’s Official! Pakachele Opening Ceremony, March 25, 2011

Opening Day T-Shirt Drummers and Dancers Preschool Children Performing

Drums pounding out rhythms of celebration, children singing songs of praise, women dancing, laughter rippling through the crowd….. March 25, 2011 marked the official opening ceremony for the PaKachele Primary School in Lusaka, Zambia. Board members Regan Murray, Bevin Dunn, and Leah Berger attended on behalf of the over 300 donors from the Temwani Children’s Foundation who have contributed to the building of the school over the past five years. Read more

Guardians Sing and Give Video – ThanksTemwani Blanket Project

Taken April 2011, as part of the Temwani Children’s Foundation’s Blanket Project, which gives warm Zambian made blankets to the guardians of orphaned children at PaKachele Primary School and Kondwa Day Center in Lusaka, Zambia. Women and men who provide important care for these children, are singing and shaking hands of Temwani members just before the blankets were given out.

Building Walls Build Hope – New Photos from PaKachele Primary School

By Regan Murray, Co-President
Angela by Kachele wall
Angela walks by a future classroom


I have a dream – because everybody is allowed to dream – of a school for orphans and vulnerable children in my neighborhood of N’gombe Compound. The school will care for children whose parents have died from AIDS and whose caretakers struggle to pay for food, clothing, and school fees.


These words came from the determined mouth of Mrs. Angela Malik, a Zambian woman working tirelessly to care for children in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Along with three other visitors from the U.S., I sat listening to Angela’s dream that night in March 2006, wondering if and how I could help. Read more

Zambia Trip 09 Highlights

By Bevin Dunn

angel project 08
You helped provide clothes and toothbrushes to over 90 kids this year!

Recently, two Temwani Officers, Regan Murray and I , made the trek to Lusaka, Zambia to check on our projects and meet face to face with our key partners. We want to report that your donations are having a real impact on children there!

Our objectives for the trip were ambitious — we squeezed in meetings and volunteer opportunities in the mornings, afternoons and evenings! We intended to give real-time updates during our trip, but our busy schedule and short times at the internet café just did not give us the opportunity.

We have so many stories to share that we will feature them in depth over the next few months.

I know many Temwani supporters are anxious to hear about the trip , so here are some brief highlights with photos of the Angel Project, PaKachele School, Blanket Project and the Braille Printer! Read more

Kachele – Gardens for a New School

Thanks to private donors, Kachele Primary School already has a home for its foundations. Below you can read an update written by one of our 1st session 2007 Summer trip volunteers. Trip participants also planted a living fence around the land perimeter. Kachele – Gardens for a New School July 2007 A plot of land, 1.7 hectares in size, awaits the trampling of 420 feet. Once the Kachele Primary School is built, 210 students will fill its seven grades. But while the planning for the school has started and the buildings will follow, the land itself has already been put to productive use. Read more