Future of Senga

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Rev Thomas Cocker Brown (Foreign Secretary, LMS, 1933-1948) relating to the proposed government scheme for agricultural teacher-training at Senga. Correspondents include Norman Porritt (LMS missionary, Africa, 1927-1963), Griffith Quick (LMS missionary, Africa, 1926-1941), R. H. Sabin (LMS missionary, Africa, 1932-1941), K. D. Francis (Secretary, Central Africa District Committee) and the Office of the Director of Native Education. Papers also include minutes of an informal discussion on Teacher Training between members of the Executive Committee of LMS, the Agricultural Officer and the Superintendent of Native Education, N. Province, June 1939, and Senga Training School Proposals prepared for the Africa Committee, March 1940.

Administrative / Biographical History

Norman Goodall describes the development of Senga in 1940 in A History of the London Missionary Society, 1895-1945, "Outstanding success attended the school at Senga which, building on the work of an earlier industrial school at Kambole, received government recognition and support as an agricultural teacher-training centre. In 1940 the range of its service was extended by the co-operation of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa, the Church of Scotland Livingstonia Mission, the Church of the Brethren ('Christian Missions in Many Lands'), the Seventh Day Adventists, and the Roman Catholic White Fathers."

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