Ruth lives in Mfuwe and has been attending Mfuwe Primary School from grades 1 to 7. She has been a keen member of the Chipembele Conservation Club and has a good understanding of the need to conserve the local environment for the local community to survive economically. When she sat for her recent Certificate of Primary Education exams she attained an aggregate score of 739. Here are her results:
|Ruth Zimba||Grade 8|
|Social Development Studies||127||1|
|Creative & Technology Study||112||2|
|Special Paper 1||110||2|
|Special Paper 2||131||1|
She has been offered a place at Mambwe Boarding Secondary School some 60 kilometres distance from her home. She’ll need to board at school but Ruth is looking forward to this experience as do most kids in Zambia. Boarding means being free from the everyday problems at home, having three meals a day, electric light to study by, and the chance to join your friends in study groups. As a generalisation pupils who board at school do better than those whom live at home.
Ruth’s family are poor and survive by subsistence farming. She has an older sister who attends Mfuwe Day Secondary School as a day pupil and her fees are paid by her uncle.She also has a younger brother who is 12 years old and in grade 6 at Mfuwe Primary.