Fountain of Hope Association offers a home for boys living on the streets in Lusaka, Zambia, in addition to health care and an education for children living in poverty. The organization has very few school supplies and is unable to pay its teachers. As a result, the teachers often do not arrive at work and the students are unable to learn. With additional funds, Fountain of Hope could provide a salary to its teachers, ensuring their attendance, and provide pencils, desks, and other supplies.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In Lusaka, Zambia there is a high need for education. With an HIV/AIDS rate approaching 20%, the loss of parents due the virus has left many children vulnerable and at risk of being exploited in child labor and prostitution. The Fountain of Hope Community School currently serves 400+ orphaned and impoverished children. With little funding, the school cannot afford to pay its teachers or provide basic school supplies. As a result, teachers do not arrive to work and students are unable to learn.
How will this project solve this problem?
By giving incentives to teachers to work at the school every day, Fountain of Hope can provide consistent instruction to the students. With basic supplies, including desks, pencils, textbooks, chalkboards and chalk, teachers are better equipped to teach children English, writing, mathematics, and important health information including proper hygiene, nutrition, malaria, and HIV/AIDS.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will improve the education of over 400 children, enabling them to use their education to pursue a stable job. With a steady income, they will be able to rise out of poverty and support their families. Education is the key to sustainable development.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.