Imakando Sikamikami

Imakando Sikamikami

Best memory: “I will never forget being part of the Mukwashi Mambonitos (the school’s salsa club) and performing at the annual fundraiser in Lusaka city centre. In my year, we were raising money to build the secondary classroom. It was a great opportunity to contribute to my amazing school.”

Now what? “I’m at Kazan National Research Technological University in Russia, studying software engineering. My dream is to become one of the best IT specialists in Zambia.”

Namoonga Hamweemba

Namoonga Hamweemba

Best memory: “I loved the monthly special Fridays! They gave us a chance to spend time with learners in other grades while participating in all kinds of activities — sports, arts, debate.” 

Now what? “I’m studying Radiology and hope to build a career which allows me to be independent and successful so that I can help my family. There are a lot of challenges in life, but I take them as a way of learning.” 

Salifyanji Nakaona

Salifyanji nutrition support group supervisor

Best memory: “Being selected to contest for head girl — and the fun moments in the play park with my school mates.“

Now what? “After secondary school, I gained a diploma in food science at the Natural Resources Development College. I’m now a nutrition technologist working with World Vision International.”

Nicholas Mwashibulukwa

Nicholas Mwashibulukwa

Best memory: “The thing I value most about Mukwashi, apart from the thinking skills and knowledge I gained, are the friendships I made. Those friends became family to me, and are still part of my life. I also loved the morning cup of porridge which stopped the grumbling stomach. I looked forward to it every day.“

Now what? “I’m a husband and a father to a little girl. I live in Lusaka, and have a workshop where my brother and I design, make and sell decorative home & garden furniture. It’s not been easy, but I am hopeful things will improve. My goal is to have a thriving business and to take care of my family.”

Teddy Muchimba

Teddy Muchimba

Best memory: “When we went to Parays Game Park across the road and got to swim in the pool – and cooking in the bush on a special Friday: that was awesome.”

Now what? ”I’m studying veterinary medicine at the Institute of Veterinary and Agronomy in Rabat, Morocco. It was the old head teacher who told me about this opportunity.”

Zelipah Mbewe

Zelipah Mbewe

Best memory: “The first time I visited  Lusaka National Museum — in Grade 7 with my classmates.”

Now what? “I’m a police officer with Lusaka Central Police. I’m also studying physiotherapy at Evelyn Hone College.”