Recent NWP Website Updates 2019-05-16T12:12:59+00:00

Faithful website users should periodically check this page as all information about updated materials has been moved here from the Website Overview page.

See the bottom of the page for the Zambezi Boarding Secondary School (ZBSS) literacy project

Two major website additions have been temporarily placed below. Both have been added since late Nov. 2018. Where this material will eventually be placed will be decided later in 2019. Neither is related but each may be noteworthy for some users: 

  1. Old Zambezi photos. In March 2019, fifteen new photographs were temporarily added below on the page you are looking at. These pictures were taken between the late 1930s and 1955 by the late father of a friend of Dick Jaeger. (They do NOT relate to his page on Kasempa.) Only minimal information about these photographs is currently available. When more information (or pictures) become available, this will be added.
  2. Zambezi Boarding Secondary School [now ZBSS and no longer ZSS]. Starting in early December 2018, and also temporarily placed at the bottom of this webpage, new materials have been (and still are) being added. Besides information about the school and its headmasters, especially note Zambezi Writers Corner (ZWC) with its plans and dreams of a new literacy campaign for Zambezi District. All of these materials will be updated and better organized throughout  2019.

2018 major website additions and changes

  • The website’s overall “look and feel” has changed. It is now easier to read on i-phones and i-pads thanks to AVADA, the website’s new theme.
  • Cinderella to Princess. Plans for this page abruptly changed following the tragic passing of Patrick Sapallo in May 2018 following surgery. He had a vision for this page, and planned to completely write it. This, however, was not to be. All of us: family, friends and researchers are the poorer for his passing. After much thought, In August 2018, I did my best to complete it while reflecting on Patrick’s life and love for the NWP. It is both a memorial to him as well as a commentary about the NWP’s economy in the last few years.
  • Between May 2018 and the end of the year, many less obvious changes have been made on five website pages to make them more helpful to scholars:
    • Prologue — rewritten and photos added.
    • Solwezi and Zambezi — many vignettes (pdf formats) from my 50+ year old correspondence giving precise dates about when events took place plus the old Balovale school logo and a diagram of the headmaster’s house in 1965.
    • Syracuse University (SU), Kenya and Lusaka — a four page narrative about a sentimental 1970 Xmas trip from Kenya to the NWP, Zambia and Dar es Salaam.
    • Kasempa by Dick Jaeger — updated with assorted text and photos to supplement Dick’s large 97 page pdf file. All of these materials can be freely used by anyone — either scholars or general users interested in Kasempa and Kaonde history.
    • UNZA in the NWP: 1975-79 — On 22 Dec. I added a 26 pp. pdf file with selected personal correspondence. This material may assist scholars wishing precise dates for these important years that included the Mushala rebellion and the refugee camps for both Angolans and Rhodesians fleeing their countries.
2016 & 2017: webpages added and amended 
  • February 2017: hundreds of articles on new schools opened by the Brethren and SAGM between the 1910s and 1940s. Note: these new webpages are under “Academic Writings and Sources.” (Click one of these direct links: Brethren schools or SAGM schools)
  • March 2017: A webpage created for Dick Jaeger: “Fifty Years of Kasempa District: 1964-2014.” (Click: Kasempa by Dick Jaeger)
  • 2016. a) Over 200 pictures by Alexander Nisbet. Click:” Nisbet;  b) NWP Videos by Patrick Sapallo; especially his makishi video. Click: Videos; and c) Correspondence between Muriel Williams Sanderson and David Wilkin. Click: Muriel

Zambezi Photographs taken during August 1936

The 15 pictures below, of the Zambezi area, were added in March 2019. They were recently given to Dick Jaeger by a friend whose father was in the Colonial Service at the Game and Tsetse Department in Lusaka and visited Balovale. Their final location on this website will be determined later.


New materials from Zambezi Boarding Secondary School (ZBSS) in late 2018 and early 2019. This material will be updated and re-organized throughout 2019. 

On 21st November 2018, Mr. Martin Mate  contacted me. Since June 2018, he has been been headmaster (headteacher) of ZBSS. I opened the school in January 1965 and he is now the 22nd in charge. As many readers know, this school has a very special place in my heart. (Please click this link to see the page entitled Zambezi Secondary School.) Mr. Mate and I have been corresponding since his first email. The following pictures and materials are the result as of 18th December 2018. More will be added later.

Zambezi Writers Corner (ZWC) at ZBSS

Mr. Mate passed my email on to Mr. Daniel Phiri, teacher of Literature and Languages at the school. Mr. Phiri is leading a new project called “Zambezi Writers Corner” (ZWC) that plans to tackle illiteracy in the district. In the next paragraph I quote a bit of this correspondence, through the end of November 2018, that focuses on this exciting new project. Then, following this correspondence is a 5 pp. proposal (pdf file) entitled “Develop a Writer.” They hope to use it to raise funds for their project. Last are two pdf files of their new magazine Let’s Read. You are especially encouraged to read the magazines. Just click the blue text below each picture to see their contents. (Do not click the magazine pictures.) They also have publicized this website throughout the NWP through WhatsApp.

First, some key points raised by Mr. Phiri in his 25 Nov. email about what they are doing. “It is encouraging that you still have the heart of Zambezi Boarding. We are really blessed to hear from you as your name is in the history books of Zambezi Boarding. . . . You will agree with me that illiteracy levels are quiet high in our District . . . Therefore, we came up with an organization . . . to help improve literacy levels among the learners — through a writing competition whose material will be published in a magazine called LET’S READ. This will act as a motivation to learners to continue writing. Thereafter, each year we will be holding an AWARD CEREMONY where we shall award the best writers. This will also act as a motivation to encourage other learners to continue participating in the writing competition. This is also spiced up with other activities which include Debate and Spelling Bee Competition. . . . [The magazine – two issues are below] includes interesting stories, poems and articles that our children were able to write. The world can at least read what our learners are able to do.”

Zambezi Writers Corner Proposal

Zambezi Writers Corner, Volume I: issue 1 and issue 2. Click on the blue text below to see the contents

October 2018 (20 pp.)

Zambezi Writers Corner Nov 2018

November 2018 (6 pp.)

Zambezi Writers Corner Nov 2018

April 2019

Zambezi Writers Corner April 2019

Zambezi Boarding Secondary School

End of this page on 15th April 2019


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