Children
 Zambia
Project #8958

Let's Go Live(n) Up our Library in Ng'ombe, Zambia

by Chikumbuso
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Summary

Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future" John F. Kennedy. Disadvantaged through the AIDS crisis, being orphans, and living in overly burdened homes our Chikumbuso children need every advantage we can give them to integrate in society and be prepared for their future work place.With 10 Computers, the internet, and the skills to use them Chikumbuso would be well on its way!
$2,037
total raised
14
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

In Zambia today children with primary school education are often functionally illiterate. This issue can be addressed through the reading of books and access to on-line references. This past year, we built and supplied a new library following the donation of approximately 3,000 books. Through this grant we would like to improve our library to become a resource center of learning and technology.

Solution

We will do training of librarians and local teachers on how to use the internet as a resource. We expect they will be empowered to teach children the use of a library as well as the internet so that they are more effective as adults in the world today.

Long-Term Impact

The Chikumbuso Library and Study Center is a gift of immeasurable price. What knowledge and insight may come out of this library may never be fully understood but we know that the books and technological fluency will open windows of the world to a community that may never have had that opportunity. Solitude of the mind that, due to poverty, might never otherwise have been addressed will no longer hold them back as they are introduced to cultures, sciences, and peoples all over the globe.

Resources

http:/​/​www.chikumbuso.com

Organization Information

Chikumbuso

Location: Lusaka - Zambia
Website: http:/​/​www.chikumbuso.com/​
Project Leader:
Linda Wilkinson
Lusaka, Zambia

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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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