Vital need for water outlined to Uplyme pupils

Zambian Bishop tells youngsters about his country’s desperate need for water and sanitation

Pupils at Mrs Ethelston’s Primary School, in Uplyme, got a first hand account of the desperate need for water in parts of Africa.

The were given the chance to ask Bishop Thuma, from Zambia, questions about life in his country and about the work that TearFund is carrying out to improve water sanitation and availability there.

The Brethren in Christ Church (BICC) in Zambia have a project to provide water and sanitation - loos and drainage - for communities in and around the southern town of Choma.

Through the Christian aid organisation called Tearfund, Uplyme church and school are connected with BICC to help make this project happen.

Village groups are committed to trying to raise �10,000 per year for the project.