Our Staff

At Little explorers, we have a team of well trained teachers, teaching assistants and nannies readily available to attend to the children throughout the day. Our staff have continuous training programs throughout the year and are under constant monitoring to make sure they don’t deviate from our mission and deliver the best service and care to the children.


Mercy Phiri
Assistant Teacher 1-2 years

Mercy is an innovative young lady who prides herself in providing excellent and articulate standards of learning. She is a loyal, determined, confident and persuasive team builder who’s able to communicate to and motivate everyone around her. Mercy has a diploma in early childhood development from St Mary’s and Mbecha teachers training college. She has worked at Saint Elizabeth Memorial Academy as a class teacher.

Mercy enjoys listening to the radio, watching TV travelling and making new friends, reading books baking and cooking in her free time.


Gertrude Zulu
Nanny 1-2 years

Gertrude is an open-minded, focused, determined and flexible young lady who can efficiently work with children. Honesty and hard work are among her many guiding principles.

Though she only possesses a grade 9 certificate, her passion for education has led her to enroll into night school in order to complete her secondary education as well as further her education.

She has worked as a Sunday school teacher at her local church and also has a background in catering as she worked for Workers restaurant at UNZA.


Lisa Kasuba
Class teacher 2-3 years

Lisa is a young lady aged 25. She has a diploma in social work from the University of Zambia, as well as a certificate in counseling from UTH and an early childhood education certificate from Nanji College of education.

Lisa has worked as a teacher at Kabwata Skills center where she taught early childhood as well as grades 1-7 in all subjects. She also has experience working with special education pupils.

Away from education Lisa has worked for Airtel as a marketing officer and cashier and her duties involved distribution of airtime to dealers and balancing of money at the end of the distribution.

Socially Lisa spends her free time listening to music, reading educative books as well as making friends.



Michael C. Banda
Teacher 4-5 years

Micheal is a confident and enthusiastic gentleman whose skills enable him to teach and care for pupils across the pre-school age range, whilst at the same time encourage and motivate them to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence.

Micheal possesses a certificate in early childhood education from YWCA and has 3 years working experience as a teacher and a part-time lecturer at Chosen school.


Hannah Fairs-Billam

Sam and Hannah Fairs-Billam

Sam and Hannah are the co-founders of Tehila. Originally from the UK, the pair, along with their two daughters, have called Zambia home since 2012. Through the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia they have worked as Child Protection Officers all while keeping close ties with the local community and church. During their stay in Zambia, Sam and Hannah have become engrossed in Zambian culture and its people.

The kaisers

Andrea and Daniel Kaiser

The Kaiser family share a passion for assisting underprivileged orphans. This passion has seen them work in Uganda and now Zambia. The Kaisers are currently working with Africa Revolution with a special emphasis on their gap year program.

Valarie Harwood

Valarie Harwood

Valerie Harwood has 13 years teaching experience in the UK, followed by 5 years in Zambia developing the iSchool curriculum from initial concept to full production.  She has been fully involved in curriculum development, the writing of a range of educational resources, and the production of materials for the training of local Zambian teachers.  She is passionate about improving the quality of education for all learners – helping them to reach their full potential in their lives which has led to the creation of the Reading Box.

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