Mpepo Secondary School
Mpepo Secondary School is one of our most isolated and hard to get to schools, located high in the mountains near the Mozambique border. Because of the unique geography in the area, the people from the 4 villages partnering together to build this school have to work a lot harder than people do in other regions of the country. And it has been quite a challenge to transport metal roofing and cement all the way to Mpepo as well. But in spite of all of these challenges, we now have more than a hundred students enrolled either studying our English Course or studying their first year of secondary school.
The Headmaster of this school is a former student of Steve and Susan’s. He was in the same class with Godfrey, Emmanueli and Janerose at Makuzani Secondary School. After graduating from college, he returned and volunteered to serve at “the hardest school” in “the most difficult location” – and he rapidly gained not only the trust of his students, but the admiration and cooperation of their parents and the leaders of the village. He and his nearly 100 students are working this year towards the goal of building an additional four classrooms and two teacher houses.