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Help Saviour and her friends go to school

by LearnAsOne
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school
Help Saviour and her friends go to school

Summary

Saviour is a 10-year-old orphan from the rural community of Simakakata in Zambia. She walks 14km to and from school every day so she can have a better future. But her school may soon be gone...

$248
total raised
6
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
10
years

Challenge

Thanks to the selflessness of Saviour's teachers, most of whom are unpaid, the walk is worth it: education is the only way to break the cycle of poverty in which the 5,000 strong community are trapped. The current school is a borrowed building which is terrible for learning: there's no glass in the windows, the desks are broken & the roof leaks during the 5 month rainy season. There is also no clean water or sanitation. Now they stand to lose even this, as the owners want the building back.

Solution

The school needs a classroom and a teacher's house. The parents already made 60,000 bricks themselves. And they are happy to provide labour for free too. But they can't afford building materials like cement, windows, doors and roofing materials

Long-Term Impact

Once Simakakata has a school with teacher's houses the government will start to send trained teachers, guaranteeing the community good quality education on an ongoing basis.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.learnasone.org/​tag/​simakakata
Updates from the school

Organization Information

LearnAsOne

Location: Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire - United Kingdom
Website:
LearnAsOne
Steve Heyes
Project Leader:
Steve Heyes
Founder
Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

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