Give the Gift of Education: Sponsor a Child Zambia

by The African Impact Foundation
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Give the Gift of Education: Sponsor a Child Zambia
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Give the Gift of Education: Sponsor a Child Zambia
Give the Gift of Education: Sponsor a Child Zambia
Give the Gift of Education: Sponsor a Child Zambia
Give the Gift of Education: Sponsor a Child Zambia
Give the Gift of Education: Sponsor a Child Zambia

Project Report | Dec 2, 2021
The Impact of Sponsor a Child

By Rosie Dupont | AIF Intern

Monitoring the impact of the Sponsor a Child (SAC) program is no mean feat. With just under 200 children in 34 different schools in Livingstone, keeping up with all our beneficiaries means our team is very busy. One of our main ways to do this is to visit each school to catch up with all of our students and their teachers to see how they’re doing, both academically and personally.

This helps us support the success of each student as well as keep our sponsors informed on the impact they are making. This process is also useful for us to identify any wider challenges that are impacting multiple students in the program.

Through this process, we had noticed that our students’ attendance since COVID-19 wasn’t as high as it was before the pandemic induced school closures. We recognize that this is an issue being seen around the world. To help combat this issue we decided to host a ‘parent and child event’ to bring students and their families together to address any underlying problems and dig up some motivation.

We held the event at the start of October at a sports complex in the local community. We were pleased to see a turnout with 56 children and 49 parents. After a group discussion led by our SAC Coordinator, Carol, we divided the parents away from the students and walked each group through assessment questionnaires.

"We were proud to hear that nearly all the parents noted that SAC has improved their child’s confidence and attitude to school.” - Carol Shikombelo, SAC Coordinator 

Read about how the children and parents say the program has changed their life - click here

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The African Impact Foundation

Location: Muizenberg, Western Cape - South Africa
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Sarah Nielsen
Muizenberg , Cape Town South Africa

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