Art Enns, a Red River Valley grain farmer, is donating the proceeds from 35 acres of his oat crop to help support the Manyinga Project, which provides essential training in agriculture, primary education and basic health and nutrition programs for students. The proceeds will go towards supporting two schools in Zambia, where about 430 young Zambians age six to 14 attend.
In the early 1990s Dr. Allan Ronald and his wife Myrna, of Winnipeg, visited Allan’s sister Marian in western Zambia, a region torn by recent strife in neighbouring Angola and devastated by HIV and AIDS. There they visited the community of Chinema, where there were only children and elders left. The elders had realized that these children needed education in order to have any kind of future, and they had started a small school in a local bush church for 24 orphans aged six to 14, many of whom were “double orphans” who had lost both parents to AIDS and who were often left alone to fend for themselves.