More than a quarter of a million children in Zambia are not enrolled in school. We provide vulnerable children, identified and assessed by our local community partners, with the opportunity to go to school by facilitating donations from sponsors. The money pays school fees for a year, a set of uniform and shoes, a bag, stationary, and text books. We currently have 135 children sponsored, and have seen many children graduate primary and secondary secondary and enrolled into universities.
Zambia is an exceedingly poor country with 78% of the population living below the extreme poverty line on less than a dollar a day. Currently more than a quarter of a million children are not enrolled in school. 47% do not finish primary school. 65% of the children who do complete primary do not enter secondary school. Without education children will not have the tools to thrive at future jobs and the cycle of poverty will continue through the generations.
We provide vulnerable children, identified and assessed by our local community partners, with the opportunity to go to school by facilitating donations from sponsors. The sponsorship money pays school fees for a year, a set of uniform and shoes, a bag, stationary, exercise books, and necessary text books. In addition, 29.5% of the sponsorship fee goes directly to the school's fund to improve the quality of education for the sustainability of the school.
A formal education gives children and young adults the opportunity to develop skills that will allow them to earn a living and support themselves in the future. Our program has ensured: 26 children graduated grade 12, over 150 children educated and attending school, 2 children with disabilities attending specialist schools, 5 graduates attended University and 26 schools have been positively impacted. We have recently had a student attend Yale Young African Scholar program.