Building Hope in Mbala 2005-2006

Upon the recommendation of the Parish Pastoral Council it was decided, as a parish, to focus our attention at this time on one particular mission project. We chose a small Catholic community in the town of Mbala in northern part of Zambia.

The local community we have chosen to support is a mission of Mbala - a school in Senga Hill - for orphans and vulnerable children. It is located approximately 87 kilometres from Mbala, and is run by the Missionaries of Africa.

The school has approximately 950 pupils. Out of this number, 300 are poor orphans. The school has only seven classrooms with no desks. On the site, there are also seven permanent huts for the teachers.

The 'Building Hope in Mbala' Mission Project was launched in the parish in September 2005. The immediate goal of the project is to raise approximately $34,000 CAD to erect a four-room building at Nondo Basic Mission School.

All of us are encouraged to pray to God, through the intercession of St. Therese of Lisieux, the patron of missions, that our efforts will make it possible for the children in Mbala to have all that they need and deserve.

Congratulations. The new classroom block is complete !!!
The official opening ceremony occurred on July 27, 2006.

click here to read the August 2006 Parish update