Mission work commenced at Mambilima in the Luapula Province of Zambia 120 years ago. From small beginnings in an overgrown jungle area on the banks of the Luapula river, the work has progressed significantly. Mission work was established at Mambilima in 1898 with the permission of the local chief, Kazembe. The work at the mission is largely responsible for integrating all children and giving them an education according to each child’s ability. The school has recently been extended and physically-abled children have been added to the classes. At present, 170 children attend the primary school, Grades 1-7, of whom around 70 have disabilities. The secondary school, Grades 8-12, has 350 students and 50 of those have physical disabilities. Only those with disabilities are boarders; all others are day scholars.