Zambia’s School Population Is Exploding – But There’s Nowhere for Them to Sit.

Lusaka — Government grants are starting to chip away at the problem — and giving carpenters a much-needed boost, too.

In Lyson Banda’s bustling carpentry shop, the scent of fresh wood blends with the steady hum of machinery. Banda, his hair covered in sawdust, wears a protective mask while skillfully cutting planks. Two helpers work alongside him, smoothing wood and assembling components. Together, they create a deafening workshop symphony. Countless unassembled desk pieces are scattered across…


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