We received our monthly delivery of mealie meal this past Friday, and the bags have been travelling across the compound to Chikumbuso’s adopted “grandmothers” over the past few days. Our widows deliver critical food supplies to the grandmothers each month, and check in on them frequently. This is just one of the ways that Chikumbuso cares for the community.
The grandma pictured here is Mainess. She is sitting next to her monthly supply of mealie meal, which she will use to make the Zambian food staple n’shima. Since all of her children have passed away, Mainess is cared for by our widow Barbara. She is thankful for the food and love that she gets from Chikumbuso. Thank you for providing for vulnerable elderly women in N’gombe by donating to this fund.
Sponsor our Second Grade Class
Chikumbuso is currently recruiting a new second grade teacher. When our former second grade teacher left the school last year, our principal Gertrude took over her class. Gertrude has done a wonderful job of educating her full classroom of sweet second graders, but it has not been easy. Gertrude has many responsibilities at Chikumbuso already, including managing the school operations, caring for the children who live in Chikumbuso’s on-campus safe haven, and overseeing the widows’ bag-weaving and sales. Needless to say, she is quite overwhelmed.
By supporting the classroom sponsorship fund, you will help us to pay the salary for a new second grade teacher. The sponsorship will also provide the classroom with new learning supplies and materials. Chikumbuso’s second graders are bright and driven. Help us to give them the vibrant learning environment that they deserve.
School Supplies for High School Orphans, Zambia
Chikumbuso is committed to supporting the education of vulnerable children for the duration of their time in school. After our students graduate from our onsite primary school, Chikumbuso encourages them to continue their education at local high schools by covering the cost of tuition and school supplies. This means that adolescents who might otherwise drop out of school due to high costs are able to stay in school until they graduate at no cost to them.
This year, one of the high school students that we support received prescription eye glasses for the first time. Sarah is in the twelfth grade, and she is thrilled to be able to see her classrooms’ chalkboards more clearly. When she saw herself in her fashionable new frames for the first time, she couldn’t stop smiling.
You can help other students like Sarah receive critical school supplies like eye glasses, backpacks, paper, and textbooks by donating to this fund. Thank you for your continued support of Chikumbuso’s wonderful students. Your donations make a difference!