We our so proud of our brilliant and driven students!
Every student in Zambia is required to pass a state-issued Seventh Grade Final Exam before they are allowed to continue on to secondary school. Nationally, only 60 percent of students pass the exam and are able to continue their schooling, but our Chikumbuso students have an amazing 100 percent pass rate! After our former students pass the exam, Chikumbuso pays for their high school tuition and school supplies so that they can continue their education. Help us to reward their success and love for learning with funding for their continued education!
Reading with children is a great way to promote creativity, foster higher-level thinking, and strengthen students’ language skills. Chikumbuso is blessed to have an onsite library for our students to use. Our librarian Annie is always happy to receive new supplies to add to her collection. Throughout the week, Annie reads her favorite books to visiting classes. This week, the first graders were captivated by the tale of Curious George Flies a Kite.
This September, three librarians from the United States will come to Chikumbuso to teach Annie new ways to organize the books in our library. They will also work with the Lubuto Library Project to teach Annie and our teachers about how to more effectively incorporate library resources in the classroom. We are so excited about the new changes coming to Chikumbuso’s school library, and we hope that you will partner with us to bring new books and learning materials to our library.
In Zambia, many women and girls do not have convenient access to sanitary supplies. Menstruation can prohibit them from carrying out their daily tasks and make attending school impossible. In the Chikumbuso sewing room, aspiring seamstresses and tailors put their skills to good use by creating “comfort kits” for women to help ease the discomfort and inconvenience of their monthly menstrual cycle.
Due to the high number of young women that we care for on a daily basis in our school, it is especially convenient to be able to create these kits on site and distribute them to our students in need. Help us provide some comfort to our girls so that their main focus can be their education!