Norman Carr was passionate in his attempts
to bring basic education within reach of as many children in the
Mfuwe area as possible. As a result, he established the Kapani
School Project in 1986 as a non-profit organisation focused on
expanding educational opportunities for students from Mfuwe, Zambia.
Education in Zambia is free of charge from grades
1-7, however the fees for senior primary school students, secondary,
and boarding schools are often unaffordable for families with
little to no formal income. Over and above the school fees, students
must wear uniforms, organise their own food and supplies, and
begin each term with sufficient stationary.
The Kapani School Project's earliest aims were
to provide uniforms and books to as many children as possible.
In 2015, the Project supported school fees and additional costs
for 11 primary school students, 17 day scholars, 15 boarding students,
and 14 college students. Additionally, Yosefe Primary School,
founded by the grandfather of Aubrey Njobvu, current Safari Manager
for Norman Carr Safaris, has maintained a close relationship to
the Kapani School Project since its conception. Initially there
were only 2 qualified teachers at Yosefe; now, with 9 additional
teacher houses, 3 new classroom blocks, a borehole, library, laboratory,
ablution blocks, and electrification, all funded through the Kapani
School Project, Yosefe retains 17 teachers, responsible for the
education of 1,200 pupils.