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Zion’s Legacy Funds at Work in Zambia

The School of Hope library will soon be ready for books and library furniture. The walls are up and the roof is on.  The inside plastering is almost finished so it can be painted. The floor needs to have the final smooth layer applied and electricity and lights need to be installed. The inside is projected to be done and painted by the middle of January.  In mid-January, a U.S. librarian is going to be at the School for six weeks to catalog the books and set up a system for shelving them.  A church team of 13 people will be going on January 16 to help put together all the metal shelves on the container and to help shelve the books.

The indoor bathrooms and painting the outside will be the last part to get finished. The school’s resident artist, Felix, may be commissioned to paint a mural on the outside of the library.

Kathleen and Benedict Schwartz, the CEO’s of the Village and School of Hope (All Kids Can Learn International) are very grateful for the funding Zion has provided for building the library and for the books that Zion sent over on the container.  More pictures will follow as they complete the interior and add the books.

The Hope College of Education, a new part of All Kids Can Learn International, is now taking applications for the 2018 year.  The new library is a key factor in making this opportunity possible for the teachers of Zambia.  Hope college will offer education classes to fulfill further government teacher certification requirements. Check out the college website at

It is exciting to see and hear about the completion of the library and the preparation for it to be ready to be used.

Please continue to keep this project in your prayers.  We know God can use this library as a blessing to all who enter its doors.

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