Zambia’s national flower made an appearance at the this weekend’s wedding of the Queen’s grandson Prince Harry and Megan Markle. The silk tulle veil over the bride’s face included symbols of every country in the Commonwealth - representing Zambia: the bougainvillea.
A big 'well done' to Uncle Fred! Uncle Fred and his team has just completed a number of large building projects. Two new class rooms and the new computer room are now up and running. Fred and the MfA construction team have also just refurbished the old computer room to be a new staff room. Such excellent quality of work, skill and craftsmanship. Great work and well done!
It is Mothers Day in Zambia on Sunday!
We have just had a public holiday on the 1st of May. On 1 May 1873 the famous Victorian missionary, explorer and anti-slavery crusader, David Livingstone died of malaria and dysentery here in Zambia. He was 60 years old. His salt-embalmed body was carried across Africa by two intrepid porters, to Zanzibar from where it was shipped to Britain and now rests in Westminster Abbey, London. But his heart is still in Zambia. Two memorials near Lake Bangwelulu, about 150 miles from us in Ndola, now marks the place where his heart is buried. Over one Christmas holidays the Weld-Foresters visited the memorials with another family and learnt about the amazing explorations that Livingstone went on.
Its been wonderful to have Jason and Claire Stonier back in Ndola after a wee holiday. They are only here for a very short time before heading back to the UK. In that time they have commissioned the brand new computer lab which was their last project. Both head back to the UK with heads held high with a great accomplishment. Thank you for your support and safe journey.
It's the end of the MFA College Easter holidays!