Welcome to the website of the Margaret Bell School in Kitwe, Zambia.The Margaret Bell School is a Christian pre-school and primary school situated in Kitwe’s Bulangililo sub-urban area. The school lies about 10 km from the town centre. Lying in the copperbelt in the north of the country, Kitwe is an important centre for copper mining and has a population of approximately 400,000. About 200,000 of these live in Bulangililo, an area with a large popluation of retired and unemployed people. Currently there are more than three hundred children attending the school.
The Margaret Bell School was originally founded in 1997 by a young man named Berry Kafololo, and was initially called the WOA Community School. The school is now named after an English teacher who worked at a school in Kitwe in the 1970’s and visited the WOA Community School on a return visit in 2000. Impressed by the work being done, Margaret Bell decided to help the project with funds and supplies and in recognition and thanks the school was renamed after her.
The mission of the school is to provide a sound education, food, clothes and primary health care to the orphaned and the very poor children of our society. The school’s long term desire is to provide acommodation for children in the school premises, but at present there are no facilities to do this. This site enables you to find out more about the Margaret Bell School; the work we are doing in Kitwe and the community we are working in. There is also information about how to contact us to find out more about our work or how to make a donation.