LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA. The school was founded by Mariangela Oronti in 2005 after she decided to retire to the tranquility of Africa away from the hustle and bustle of London. Having visited Zambia, Tanzania and South Africa many times in the previous decade she developed a strong bond with the continent and its people.
Livingstone is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Africa thanks to its close proximity to the Victoria Falls, one of the true wonders of the world. What many of the visitors do not see is the poverty that surrounds it. Mariangela took it upon herself to not only assist pre-school children to have an early education but also ensure that the mothers of these children enjoyed an independent source of income thru textile production.
Unfortunately the textile business didn’t prosper but the school, named after the daughter of a close friend that suddenly passed away, was an overwhelming success growing to over 50 children is size across 3 age groups. Mariangela passed away a few years ago but her legacy lives on thru the school. The children learn to read and write, play in the school yard and enjoy several hours of serenity that the poverty around them often deprives them of.