This project will provide reading/educational support through provision of books and guidance through the homework centre. It will function as an information centre on civil and human rights through seminars and be a space for developmental community meetings for 300 women and children.
About 65 percent of the women in the sub-urban community of Mushili in Ndola are illiterate and are unable to be economically productive in the community. Since the closure of the industries Ndola in the 90's most men have lost their jobs leaving the women with a challenge of being bread winners faced with a lack of employable skills. This escalated the levels of poverty affecting the children livelihood and education.About 40 percent are teen mothers due to poverty.
CECO provides free literacy classes to women aged 18 to 60 who sit for national exams.Reading is still a big challenge and hence the need for a library and homework centre where the children and women can be getting help in their school work.Seminars and community meetings addressing social evils lie GBV are offered by CECO and the hall will provide space for more people to attend.The hall will also be space for community celebrations like weddings and graduations thus uniting the community
300 women, their families /children and entire community will move out of poverty and be able to effectively take part in development forums addressing social and developmental issues in a more informed manner. They will be able to assist their children study and improve their livelihood by getting good jobs or employing their acquired skills to generate funds.