Our team in Luangwa has recently reported: classroom building projects are moving along well.
Going to school is unquestionably important. Everyone knows it. Children everywhere understand the value of education, yet sadly, not all children are able to realise the benefits from the benefits that that completing school will provides. Recent reports have shown that 1 in 4 children in Zambia do not complete primary school and less than half of children continue onto secondary school (UNICEF, 2016).
At ChildFund New Zealand, we work to improve access to education for children in our dedicated communities. One way we are currently doing this is through the construction of three classroom blocks for children living in remote and isolated communities in Luangwa, Zambia.
We’re excited to share a recent update from our partners in Luangwa, who have information about the progress of the classroom-building project.
Construction is moving along well and your donations are making a big difference.
Where there used to be overcrowded classrooms and a lack of qualified teachers, the community is now beginning to see a brighter future, with new learning spaces for their children. And, for the children living a great distance from school, this project will reduce the risk of animal-human conflict on the long walk to class.
Not only will more children be able to attend school, but students will benefit from additional qualified teachers once the classrooms have been completed, thanks to the construction of new accommodations and the support of the local government.
We are humbled by the support of our donors and look forward to more updates from the team in Luangwa. If you would like to help this project move along even faster, you can donate and help more children attend school in Zambia.