Website users from past years should check this page periodically as some material has now been moved here from the initial Website Overview page; also new material being currently added.
Special note: early December 2018. At the bottom of this webpage are new materials from and about Zambezi Boarding Secondary School [now ZBSS and no longer ZSS]. Besides information about the school and headmasters, especially note the Zambezi Writers Corner (ZWC) with its plans and dreams of a new literacy campaign for Zambezi District. Materials currently being added will be better organized in the near future.
Current 2018 website work
- 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 — 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, I have done my best (in August) 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.
- Special note: December 2018. Zambezi Secondary [Boarding] School. The headmaster and staff are sending new information about the school and its activities. Later, in early 2019, selected portions of this material will be added to either a new web page or one of the current pages.
- 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.
Webpages added and amended in 2016 & 2017
- 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
Correspondence and new materials from Zambezi Boarding Secondary School (ZBSS) in late 2018. This material is currently being organized.
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.”