Former and current Malaikha kids


Malala was born in 2009 and is living with albinism. He originates from Keemba. He started Malaikha in 2020. Despite his small build, noone at the school loves food more than he does.


is a very energetic boy. He loves playing sports and exploring the surrounding village all the time after classes. He was born 2010 and joined us in 2019. He is a partially blind boy from Kalonga Village.


started Malaikha school in 2019 and is partially blind. She is always joyous and delighted to share a smile with her friends and everyone around the school.


Douglas was born in 2014 and joined Malaikha in 2020. He is one the many children that managed to start school at the right age without delay in comparison to many others. He is completely blind.


Carol was born in 2010 and is completely blind. She joins us all the way from Kapiri and has just started School in 2020. She never went to school before. She is very active and likes chatting with visitors, especially if they are able to communicate in Bemba with her. However, she tries hard to learn English and Tonga also.


Jackson came to Malaikha boarding school when he was at least 3 years old. We are not sure about his exact age, since he does not have a birth certificate. He is not only blind, but very behind in his whole development.Jacky loves being at school and does not like going home during holidays  because he is neglected at home. He often comes back to school without proper clothes or shoes, so we always buy and keep extra sets for him at school.


Charles was born in 2005. He lives with his parents and three siblings close to Malaikha. We are proud to say that his therapy against his strabismus was very successful and restored his vision completely but afterwards he still wanted to stay at Malaikha, so we allowed him to finish his Grade 7 with us.


Oliness was born in 2010. She is an Albino. She started Malaikha Preschool class when she was just three years old. She loves Science and her best friend is Patricia.


Junior was born in 2007. He is an albino who got rejected by his mother at birth. His father takes care of him alone. He is a very active boy who loves playing outdoors the whole day.


Patricia was born in 2007. She has low vision. Patricia has 8 siblings and at Malaikha you will never find her without her best friend Oliness.


Frankie was born in 2007. He has 5 siblings. He is blind. In August 2016 doctors removed both his eyes to prevent recurring infections. Frank loves music and is the school DJ.


Enia was born HIV positive in 2000. She is visually impaired and has problems hearing as well. In 2015 she passed the Grade 7 exams but still stayed for further education up to grade 9.


Sooka was born in 2001. He is a very fast learner who passed his Grade 7 exams at Malaikha in 2015. He only joined us in 2011 and had never gone to school before. In 2016, doctors removed both of his eyes for medical reasons and replace them with artificial eyes.


Dalitso was born in 2001. He is an albino. In 2015 he passed the Grade 7 exams. He was the school headboy who delighted himself with taking care of the younger kids.


Sililo was born in 2001. He turned blind because of cancer. He was a quick and eager learner yet his parents lacked motivation to have him complete his schooling.


Benford was born in 2000. He attended another local school where he failed every assessment because they did not cater for special education, so by Grade 3 he was still unable to read and write. After joining us he passed his Grade 7 exams in 2015 and still stayed at Malaikha for further education until he passed Grade 9 before going to another highschool.


Milias, called Mimi, came to Malaikha in January 2017 when he was 11 years old. He is visually impaired and suffers from Down Syndrom. He is always happy and friendly and loves dancing..


Nancy was born 1983. She turned blind when she was 6 months old because of Small Pox. She never went to school. In her village she was raped several times and has several children on her own. Nancy attended Malaikha for some years and continued attending our adult classes.


Odia was born in 2002. She wrote her Grade 7 Exams at Malaikha in 2015. She did not reach grade 9 because we had to expel her for misbehavior. 


Eneless was born in 2006. She was at Malaikha for some years until her parents moved to another town.


Zimbabwean boy Obvious was at Malaikha for almost 2 years. He then, in 2016, passed his Grade 7 exams. He eventually acquired sponsorship attend high school in South Africa.


Innocent was born in 1991. Despite being advanced in age he successfully passed his Grade 7 in 2015 and went on to attend high school in Mongu.


Mapenzi was born in 2004. She was born blind. In 2015, Mapenzi passed her Grade 7 exams at Malaikha and she is now attending highschool in Monze.


Jane was born in 1997. She is visually impaired and suffers from epilepsy. One seizure left her half paralyzed.  Jane left Malaikha in 2015 and never returned after falling pregnant during the holidays.


Beene was born in 1988. She has three children on her own. She turned blind when she was in Grade 6. She was at Malaikha for some time, but she did not show so much interest in learning finding it too hard to finish school.


Gift was born in 1992. Because of an accident he turned deaf and later blind. He was at Malaikha for some years and we tried to help him especially with medical appointments but his family made the cooperation difficult by only believing that witchcraft is the cause for his deaf- and blindness. There we also incidents like his father spending his transport money to attend school or hospital on alcohol. He never completed school.


Caro was born in 2000. She is visually impaired and deaf. She left the school, but even before her attendance was very poor. 


Hilary was born in 1996. An eye infection nearly left him total blind. His parents died of Aids and he is HIV positive. He was at Malaikha for some time, until his grandmother in Mazabuka decided that he should move to Choma to his aunt where he would continue school.