ISBN 9789982241403
Pages 230
Dimensions 254x178mm
Published 2023
Publisher Gadsden Publishers, Zambia
Format Paperback

Beyond the Horizons

Chipembi School Blazes the Trail for Girls’ Education and Empowerment in Zambia

by Shimwaayi Muntemba, Lily Mubitana Monze

Beyond the Horizons: Chipembi School Blazes the Trail for Girls' Education and Empowerment in Zambia is a history of Chipembi School: its role in the evangelizing policies of the Methodist Missionary Society whose Wesleyan branch founded the school in 1912; its development as the leading school for African girls in the colonial period, and the first, and until 1956, the only school to offer secondary education to them. It follows the development of the school after Independence, its initial problems and subsequent successes in academic achievements and agricultural education and production. The book discusses the contribution of the schools' graduates, professionals in many fields, to the development of Zambia, and also documents their humanitarian work. Above all, it is an account written by two Chipembi girls' from the perspective of the girls themselves, illustrating the hardships, the achievements, the fun, the friendships and the faith that sustained so many of them in their years at school and in their later lives.

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About the Authors

Shimwaayi Muntemba

Shimwaayi Muntemba gained her BA degree at Nottingham, England, her MA at the University of Zambia and her PhD at UCLA in the USA. She served in Zambia as a civil servant and university lecturer. She worked within the UN system at the International Labour Office, Geneva; The World Bank, Washington, DC; the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, Geneva; and the Environment Liaison Centre International, Nairobi. She plans to build on the last two by devoting her time to Climate Change.

Lily Mubitana Monze

Lily Mubitana Monze was one of the first three Zambian women to obtain a university degree in the then Northern Rhodesia, prior to Zambia's Independence in 1964. She has served as a teacher, member of parliament, minister of state, Hansard editor, provincial political secretary and ambassador. She was an active member of the women's movement in Zambia and is currently a writer of African folk stories, particularly those with appeal to girls.