Amos Simfukwe

Amos was born and bred in Nkhotakota, and raised in the Northern and Central part of Malawi. He is the oldest of four children in his family. He and his wife Mercy have been blessed with two children – a girl (Angathe) and a boy (Kuchi). In his early years of schooling, Amos moved to different primary and secondary schools. He first enrolled to study Finance and Accountancy, which he only studied for two semesters before the Lord called him into mission work. He then studied education with University of Foundation for Cross-cultural Education, where he obtained a Certificate in Discipleship and Missions, Diploma in Education and Bachelor’s Degree in Education. After 11 years serving the Lord with FCE, Amos joined Ipalo Christian School (ICS) in December 2018 as School Principal and grade seven teacher. In 2019, he was elected as a Board Chairperson of Blessed to Bless, Zambia. He also attends the Australian Committee meetings. Amos says that as a Christian School, ICS has role to play, and that is to shine the light, execute love, care and kindness. He enjoys being part of such dedicated pioneers of hope! On the rare occasion that he has any spare time, he likes watching and playing soccer, playing chess/draughts and cooking (also art, to refresh and think creatively). His prayer is to see everyone who passes through ICS come to know Jesus. Thus, the Christ-centred education offered at ICS is the tool being used to educate and nurture mankind.

Daphne Kachamba

Daphne Kachamba is married with 3 children 2 (daughters and 1 son) and 6 grandchildren. A retired teacher, she now does speaking engagements at Christian Ladies’ Conferences and Children’s Camps. She loves farming and has a cottage in Kansoka near her plot where she grows vegetables and maize. She feels strongly about empowering girls through education and that is why she is passionate about Ipalo Christian School. Daphne loves to help out with the sports carnival, the end of year Christmas party, staff interview panels and whenever she is given an opportunity.

Elizabeth Clarke

Elizabeth has worked in a range of office administration roles over a forty-year career. Firstly, setting up the administration of the family automotive business, then later working in several public schools, culminating in managing the office at Epping Heights Public School for ten years. She spent three years in relationship management and fundraising with an African Christian Charity, followed by managing a Church office on Sydney’s North Shore for four years. Elizabeth has a passionate interest in helping Zambian families living in poverty having seen first-hand the problems they face, after travelling through Zambia and volunteering for a short period in Livingstone. Elizabeth joined the Committee of Zambia's Child in its third year of operation, and moved to Zambia in January 2019 to support the school and organisation as a volunteer.

Edward Sampa

Edward is currently the Vice Principal Secondary, a role he took up at the beginning of 2022. He has been with Ipalo Christian School since early 2020 and has served the school in different capacities. He is also the National Church Administrator for Mission Global Link Church. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Education, a Secondary School Teachers’ Diploma and a Primary Teachers’ Certificate. He has teaching experience of 34 years both in government and private schools. Edward is a Christian and married with three children. He is a trained HIV counsellor, first aider and is also trained in safety and computers/IT. He has a passion for teaching and serving. He loves to read and play tennis. He says that Ipalo Christian School is a lovely place to work. The values and the vision of the school are ones that every Christian must share. Service and Christ-like character will build stronger communities and ultimately a better nation through better leaders from a reformed way of thinking. He loves to see this transformation in the children and he enjoys being a part of this great work (mission).

Debby Tembo
Board Member

Debby is a mechanical engineer specialising in construction machinery. He has worked in the Zambian mining industry for 25 years. He spent the earlier part of his career in plant and equipment maintenance and then went on to project management and quality control covering all engineering activities at KCM. In 2009 he left formal employment with KCM as Head of Engineering for Nampundwe Mine and started up a private business in mine contracting. He is a former member of Gideons International and the International Christian Chambers of Commerce. Debby is married with four adult children and attends the Bethel Chapel (CMML) in Chingola.

Mwaba Chola
Board Member

Mwaba Chola, born in 1989 is married to Lydia and they have one son. He congregates at Pentecostal Holiness Church where he is the Church Secretary. Mwaba is the Human Resources Manager at Ipalo Christian School (ICS), where he has been working since May 2014 in various roles. He enjoys reading books in his spare time. His main goal at ICS is to see students become independent by the time they finish school.

Dr. Henry Strokes Mulenga
Board Member

Dr Mulenga is a practicing Christian in the United Church of Zambia and was a member at St Mark’s Church, Chingola since 2014 (and a member of the Men’s Christian Fellowship since 2019) until January 2022 when he left his job as Paediatrician at KCM hospitals at the age of 70. He is also a Member of the Crossing Methodist church at Worksop, Nottinghamshire where he has been a member since 1994. He is a Pediatrician. He took lead positions at Doncaster and Bassetlaw University Teaching Foundation Hospitals in Safeguarding and School Health where he worked from 1994 to 2014, when he retired from the National Health Service in England.

He has the following qualifications:

  • BSc MB ChB M Med (Paediatrics)
  • Master of Medical Education (University of Sheffield)
  • Doctor of Professional Studies (by Research, Sheffield University Hallam)

Dr Mulenga is a committed social health advocate, being a Rotarian at Chingola Metro Rotary club where he is the current Director of Membership. He believes in collective action to improve society.

Marceline Kunda Mwambu
Board Member

Marceline Kunda Mwambu is a widow with seven children and 9 grandchildren. She is a retired French language teacher born in DRC. Marceline joined the Board of Directors in October 2021. Her main interest is to see that even the vulnerable can be educated and make it to the top of the ladder in society. She is particularly interested in the girl child’s education, because once a girl is educated, her family will be also be educated and the whole nation will benefit in the long term. Marceline spends her free time sewing, cooking and trying new recipes.

Agnes Tonga
Board Member

Agnes, born in 1957, is a mother of 4 and resides in Chingola. She is a born again Christian and a member of the Potter’s House Christian Faith Church. Agnes holds an accounting certificate, and has served the government of Zambia as District Commissioner, and as a Diplomat in Namibia. She has also worked as a shunter and as an accounts clerk for Zambia Railways. Her hobbies and interests include charity work, reading, travelling and cooking. 

Dr. Edward Chilekwa
Board Member

Edward is a Christian and a general medical practitioner. He is married to Bwalya and together they have four children – two boys and two girls. He has lived and worked in Chingola since 1993. He has been working for Konkola Copper Mines Health Services as Medical Practitioner and administrator. Edward is a member of the Evangel Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church. He is a serving elder and overseer of the local Church Men’s Fellowship. He also heads the Christian education department.