As part of our reworking of our fundraising objectives, we are going to be combining this project with our Secondary School Sponsorship project. The 150 secondary school students that we fund are in need of sponsorship for their education, as well as provided school supplies. By combining the two projects we hope to encourage full sponsorship of each child, which will provide them not only with schooling, but also with monthly supplies for their home such as food. Thank you for all of your donations to this project, and please make sure to check out our new more stream-lined fundraising goals!
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!
This school year the Zambian government has decided to change the curriculum for schools. Since we follow the curriculum, and since our secondary students all attend government schools, this means we have to purchase a whole new set of books for each student. This cost is quite high and unexpected but something we can't avoid.
Without the books and supplies provided them, our students can't afford to go to school. They depend on the assistance of donors like you to fund their studies. Thanks to your help, we have managed to keep in school all those who want to be there. Please help us to continue to support our incredible scholars as they further their studies.
I want to thank each one of you for your support of this project. Sending students to school well equipped makes all the difference when it comes to success. Often, if a student does not have the materials listed in his/her school curriculum the teachers will send them home until they are able to come to class prepared. This is not always easy to do when you live in poverty buying notebook and pencils can mean going with out dinner.
Rather than continue having a school supply site we decided to combine this project with our Sponsorship of Students in Secondary Education. If you would like to continue helping Chikumbuso take care of these students please look at our other projects and choose from a list of ways you can help.
Thank you so much for the blessing you have been to Chikumbuso,
As the holiday season is upon us, we at Chikumbuso are preparing to celebrate with family and friends, as well as the entire Chikumbuso community - whether here in Zambia or across the sea in the U.S.. We are so grateful for all the folks who make up our circle of love and count our blessings that each of you is in our lives.
One person we are celebrating in particular is a sponsor of one of our students. She is planning a visit to Chikumbuso this year and emailed to ask us what she could bring with her from the U.S.. As usual, our answer was easy - school supplies please! Our students work so hard to come in the top of their class, they get great grades, and they do all of this without the supplies and support we take for granted. Many of our students can barely afford their exam fees, so pencils, notebooks, pens are definitely of out reach. We are so thankful for any and all donations that help us ease that burden for them.
Please consider supporting this project during this time - a time when being reminded of love, community, and thankfulness is so important. Blessings to each of you.
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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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