Mulemba Sakuwaha

Mulemba is a teacher who has taught children between the ages of 7 and 16 for the past 19 years. She has worked with children from different social backgrounds and currently lives in Lusaka, Zambia. She is very passionate about empowering vulnerable children through education as education and the development of vocational skills is the key to poverty eradication. Mulemba believes laughter has no color, tribe or language. Laughter unites people of all ages, culture and religious backgrounds.

Mulemba works for Mukwashi Trust School, a non-profit making school whose main objective is to provide good quality education to the underprivileged children in the community who are mostly the farm laborer’s children. She has been an active member of Bridges of Peace and Hope for a couple of years now. She believes through shared experiences we appreciate that we have more in common than we tend to believe.

Her inspiration is a quote by Feodor Dostoyevsky: ‘If you wish to glimpse the inside of a human soul and to get to know the man, don’t bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking of weeping, or seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you’ll get better results by watching him laugh. If he laughs well, he is a good man… All I claim to know is that laughter is the most reliable gauge of human nature.’

Mulemba is a single mother of three girls and one boy. When not working she loves to explore the beauty her country holds, a good swim and most of all silence. She also loves good music and tasty food.