Senanga Orphans Day Care Centre (SODC)

In the late nineties the SODC was established by a number of widows who could not afford sending their children to school. Apart from their own children orphans were welcome as well to sit on the reed mats under the tree. That is how it started and now the school includes a number of classrooms, office building, dining hall, kitchen and storeroom. Moreover toilet facilities have been improved with the help of the UNHCR, the Wild Geese foundation and a US based foundation which has built schools in the past.

The number of pupils at the school exceeds 1000, to a considerable extent orphans. The school employs 20 teachers and a number of student teachers. There is also help from volunteers. Zambridge foundation contributes to the costs of one meal per day for the pupils and also provides money for school fees and uniforms for those who continue education at secondary school level.

Apart from offering education, the centre also organizes events to increase awareness of the
AIDS problem.

In close cooperation with the Wild Geese foundation, in 2018 a staff house for teachers has been built at the SODC compound. See the website of the Wild Geese for more information on this project (only in Dutch though). At Zambridge's request Our Energy Foundation, with help from the Wild Geese foundation, has equiped the school with a solar power installation.