Children
 Zambia
Project #23269

It's Hard to Learn When You're Hungry!

by HANDS AROUND THE WORLD
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Summary

Just now people in Zambia are suffering crippling drought. Many children will die this year because there has been very, very little rain for almost a year now. What a tragedy! Will you help please? At PIZZ School in Monze, Zambia, Mrs. Sianga and her dedicated team love and care for more than 360 vulnerable children, mostly orphans, giving them an excellent education and helping them grow in maturity, self esteem and confidence. It is a wonderfully inspiring special place!
$6,846.00
total goal
$2,746.00
remaining
35
donors
2
monthly donors
10
months active

Challenge

Poor people are dependent on what they can grow for themselves, and no rainfall is a disaster! Many children live just with siblings and no adults, and those who get to school come hungry - so we are trying hard to feed as many as possible a nutritious school meal. Although education at primary level is free, children are expected to buy uniform, have shoes, buy notebooks etc.. Many families cannot even provide these basic items. PIZZ provides a lot more than just an academic education.

Solution

With the help of a few generous supporters, in 2013 we started our 'Lunch Box Fund'. What a fantastic difference it has made! Not only do more children come to school regularly, but they are much more energetic and alert, generally healthier, and their improved school performance has seen exam results go through the roof! The children at the school would be unlikely to attend any other school.

Long-Term Impact

Most of the children have lost one or both parents and the health of a parent or guardian is often poor. We get some idea of the poverty when we realise that a school meal or free uniform is a great attraction to the children. Some of the children even save some of their meal to take home to feed hungry brothers and sisters. To have children who reach their potential at school helps to ensure that the poverty cycle will be effectively broken.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.hatw.org.uk
Hunger in Zambia - Press Update 2016

Organization Information

HANDS AROUND THE WORLD

Location: MONMOUTH, MONMOUTHSHIRE - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.hatw.org.uk
Project Leader:
David Steiner
Executive Officer
MONMOUTH, MONMOUTHSHIRE United Kingdom

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