Hungry children cannot focus on learning; ZOA will help 2,000 impoverished children participate in education by helping partners provide nutritious lunches so children have the energy they need to study, whilst contributing towards small stipends for teachers and providing vital learning materials.
1. A third of Zambian children don’t have enough food to grow properly, lacking the energy they need to focus on their lessons in school. 2. Community schools, set up in areas where there aren't enough state schools, don’t receive government funding and their volunteer teachers are struggling to survive, leaving their posts when paid work becomes available which is affecting schools’ ability to teach children effectively. 3. Classrooms are desperately lacking books and other learning materials.
Partnering with grassroots schools and other groups we’ll improve the participation of 2,000 orphans and other vulnerable children in education, improving their future prospects & wellbeing by: 1. Helping to reduce students hunger giving them the energy they need to focus on learning; 2 Contributing to small stipends for teachers; 3. Improving the classroom environment to inspire learning; 4. Empowering grassroots community schools and other groups through training and mentoring.