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