Children  Zambia Project #28895

Give the Gift of Education: Sponsor a Child Zambia

by The African Impact Foundation Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

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 107 children sponsored, and have seen many children graduate primary and secondary secondary and enrolled into universities.

$3,000
total goal
$840
remaining
30
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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 that: 26 children graduated grade 12 Over 150 children have been educated or are now in school 2 children with disabilities are able to attend specialist schools 5 graduates have gone on to university 24 schools have been positively impacted

Resources

http:/​/​www.happyafricafoundation.org
Happy Africa Foundation Project Page

Organization Information

The African Impact Foundation

Location: Muizenberg, Western Cape - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.africanimpactfoundation.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Sophie Olivier
Noordhoek, Western Cape South Africa

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