The Build a Skate Park in Zambia project was initiated as an effort to provide a recreational facility for young people in order to create an outlet for them to. It was envisioned that a skate park would accord young people the opportunity to focus their energy on positive activities which would in return help channel their activities into positive ones.
The lack of recreational facilities leaves young people to their devices. This has often resulted in youths engaging in negative activities often resulting in among other things alcohol and drug abuse , teenage pregnancy and even juvenile delinquency.
It was expected the proposed park would help channel young people’s creativity and provide an outlet for their energy helping to keep them away from negative activities.
At this stage we have acquired a piece of land as well as support with designing the park however we have been unable to secure the required funding. While the need for the project remains and its goals and objectives remain unchanged, without the required funding, it is impossible to proceed with the project as planned.
The objective now is to review our strategy, enlist more people to help and launch the project at a later time when there is adequate support for it.
Sep 7, 2016
By Maya Moore - Project Assistant
OperationREAD is a ProjectEDUCATE initiative that improves access to reading materials in schools by donating educational textbooks.
The initiative has not had funding since early this year and while this is a challenge we continue to run the reading program for over twenty (20) underprivileged out of school children aged between four (4) and (10) years old. The initiative is also proving English language lessons for disadvantaged adults free of charge. It is hoped that the initiative will help empower both children and adults by teaching them to read which will in turn help broaden their horizons and open doors for them.
In addition to running the reading program, the initiative is also supporting the school library at a partner school through the provision of management support with the goal of improving operations at the library.
The fundraising challenge still remains and we are yet to meet our fundraising goal. This means a number of the goals we had set out to achieve are yet to be achieved. We continue to explore possibilities and partnerships that will help us meet the fundraising target that enable successful implementation.
We thank and encourage previous donors to consider supporting the initiative with a monthly tax-deductible donation of $10 to help accomplish the goal
Sep 7, 2016
By Mbanga Mbikusita - Project Assistant
ConservationNation works with school going children to educate them about the importance of the environment and the role they have o play in protecting it. In addition to environmental education, the initiative also works to plant trees and implement locally relevant and sustainable interventions to the challenge of climate change.
While the initiative continues to make strides, challenges remain in terms of meeting our fundraising goal. He lack f funding mean partners schools and villages still do not have access to water which has seen a drastic reduction in the number of trees being planted. Nurseries has have also seen a considerable decline of seedling survival. This means, there will not be adequate seedling to plant when the rains come in November.
We wish to thank our donors who have supported us in the past and brought us this far. Without your support this work would not have been possible. We encourage you to share our work with your networks and encourage them to make a tax deductible donation today. We thank you for your continued support and urge you to consider making a recurring monthly donation of $10 either as a one-time donation of $120 or a monthly donation of $10