Greetings from Paul Samba

Greetings from Paul Samba

Dear brothers and sisters,

I am a 2009 iLEAP fellow from Zambia. I have spent 20 years of my life working in rural Zambia doing development work as Director of Chipembi College of Agriculture. My work was mostly teaching agricultural skills to the youths at college, small scale farmers in villages and people living with disabilities. During my free time I used to go to teach prisoners organic farming on a volunteer basis. This was my passion and I am happy to inform you my dear friends that all those prisoners whom I used to teach are now free from prison and are doing very well because they have skills to survive on in agriculture, two have gone to university for training.

Currently, I am no longer at Chipembi College of Agriculture, I am doing a Bachelor’s degree course in Public administration at University, now third year and completing next year.

I wish to thank Britt through iLEAP for exposing me to programs in social innovation and entrepreneurship, collaborative leadership, reflective practice and social ecological sustainability. I can stand and say most of my students are now sustainable. They are able to sustain themselves, families and contribute to national development.

I wish to start my own social centre for teaching vulnerable people in sustainability agriculture as soon as I find a bit of funds. I will keep updating you from time to time and feel free to get in touch with me any time.

– Samba Paul

Paul Samba (IF 2009 Zambia)

Paul Samba (IF 2009 Zambia)

Paul Samba has served as Director at Chipembi Farm College (CFC) for over a decade where he continues to develop and direct educational and training programs. These programs provide students and local community members with the skills and knowledge to address issues of food security, sustainable agricultural production, effective communication, and environmental protection. Mr. Samba is constantly searching for new ways to better serve his students and reach out to small-scale farmers across Central Zambia. While CFC often faces challenges in the way of financial hardships and farmers’ initial distrust of sustainable agricultural practices, Mr. Samba focuses on creative solutions to develop CFC’s resources and partnerships with local organizations and communities.