CHANCE4ALL needs your help to build a multipurpose facility in the heart of Bauleni, Zambia. It will be a welcoming SPACE4ALL for students to meet with tutors and mentors, to study, and to access computers and the nutrition program. It will also serve as a space for education and community events. This space is more than just a building - it is another tool CHANCE4ALL and the whole community will use to support vulnerable children who are not able to afford the quality education they deserve.
Despite commendable initiatives to address the education crisis, 20% of primary and 60% of secondary-aged children still do not attend school (GPE, 2019). The most vulnerable children, especially girls, are the least likely to go to school, and they are the most likely to drop out of school due to a lack of resources or access to a free and quality education. This project is another tool to address the education crisis and give vulnerable children access to a high quality education.
Having a multipurpose facility in the heart of a vulnerable community will empower and inspire students and will support our teachers and mentors as they implement a more inclusive, equitable and effective quality education. It will be a safe environment to anchor Chance4all programs: a place for students to study, work with a tutor, gain computer skills, benefit from the nutrition program, develop important life skills, increase resilience, and make positive connections within their community.
Research has shown that providing children with targeted learning support and mentoring drastically improves learning outcomes and significantly reduces student drop out rates. This multipurpose facility will provide the ideal infrastructure to make Chance4all programs sustainable for 900+ children, their teachers, tutors and mentors. This project will help ensure vulnerable children can thrive academically and develop the life skills they will need to build their bright futures.