"I completed my senior secondary school level in 1985 at Kalonga secondary school in Kabwe. After that, I decided to come back to my village in Madzi-a-tuwa, Chipangali Constituency.
"In 2000, as a community, we held a meeting where we discovered that children faced a lot of challenges, like covering long distances when going to school. As a result this posed a danger to them especially during rainy season and other children had to stop schooling during this time and only resume after the rainy season is over. After analysing the challenges we agreed to start a community school beginning with grade one. Since I was part of the community and not doing anything at the time I volunteered myself to work as a teacher, so that I could help the orphans and vulnerable children. At the beginning it was very difficult to deliver lessons because I was not equipped with proper teaching methodologies and the school had no teaching materials.
"In 2015, ACRA organised teaching methodologies training on selected topics for volunteer teachers for the six zones in Chipangali constituency, and Chamakubi was privileged to be among the community schools invited to attend this training. I would like to thank ACRA for organising this training because it assisted me in terms of knowledge on how to deliver lessons using proper teaching methods that are accepted by the Ministry of Education. Now, I am able to prepare lesson plans and schemes of work with no difficulty and above all, I am able to manage class without facing a lof of challenges.
"During the same time, ACRA organised a peer to peer training which was to be attended by the pupils from the community schools in the six zones and I happen to be the one to accompany the pupils from Chamakubi community school. After this training we benefited a lot because both teachers and pupils were equipped with knowledge and skills on how to prevent themselves from issues affecting their health and education such as early marriages, teenage pregnancy and STIs/HIV/AIDS."