Well my time in Kalomo is almost over. This afternoon I was given a tour of the new local radio station and launched our idea of an environmental series that will be heard across the District and outlying areas of Southern Province and then across Zambia. I have watched this radio station grow from a concept of my friend Austin to the real thing. Good luck guys. You have my support. Sitting in front of a microphone sure beats riding in the back of an old truck to remote communities teaching about the environment and reforestation.
I am finished my work in Solwezi. This is Alex, African Community Project’s new Outreach Coordinator in Northwestern Province of Zambia. He is excited about all the challenges that we will be facing in a Province of Zambia where it seems that the tree is public enemy number one and racing to cut the last one instead of protecting their best friend.
I am here in Solwezi, Northwestern Province of Zambia. Our partners here are very excited to be part of the program. This visit to Solwezi makes my full circle of Zambia complete. African Community Project is on the ground now in all Provinces of Zambia. Our meetings with the District Commissioner and District Council was very productive and already have been given tasks to make the District sustainably greener.
On Sunday I traveled to Mpika to deliver seeds to Hammerskjoeld Simwinga,
Executive Chairman of the Foundation for Wildlife & Habitat Conservation of Zambia which will be part of our national movement to create sustainable community forests all across Zambia.
Fredrick Maliaka is our Outreach Coordinator in Kasama. His community has committed themselves to planting all the pine seeds I can get them. Pine grows well here and they are starting off with 7,000 seeds. We have been supporting Chitanga Community school for almost ten years. The chicken farm and pigs pays the teachers wages, buys books and other expenses of the school.