Read on below to find out more about our school at Chikumbuso.
We use the standard Zambian government curriculum and supplement it with additional reading and math programs. This ensures that our students are provided with an education that parallels private schools. After secondary school, this approach will help our students perform in a very competitive job market.
Yes! We are very proud of our all Zambian teaching staff. Most of our teachers have successfully completed a one year teaching certification. We are also thrilled to be sending one of our teachers, Misheck Mvula, to a three year program. It is common for community schools to rely on volunteers who have completed their secondary education only. This often presents a problem because these volunteers eventually leave for other money making opportunities, leaving students stranded. We have a high retention rate for our teachers because they are trained and paid.
Through donors, our various fundraising activities and the sales from products. You can donate to our education fund; help sponsor a classroom by participating in our ongoing fundraising campaign at Global Giving; or, create your own fundraising page. Ideas for personal fundraising campaigns can be found by clicking here.
No. We also take in students from other families that live in Ng’ombe compound. Intake is usually at Grade 1, families come and meet with our principal, expressing a desire to have their child attend. The community of widows give input about the family and their needs, and we take in those that we can. There are so many children running on the streets in the compound; we are so blessed to be able to take in those we can.
Yes, you can contribute to our education fund by going to our Donate Page and selecting “Education Fund” from the drop down menu. Or to sponsor a child fully, including a monthly food stipend for their family, send us an email to email@example.com to let us know you are ready to sponsor, go to our Sponsorship Page and choose your payment option via PayPal, and note in the memo line ‘New Student Sponsorship.’
35 students have completed their secondary education and four are currently working on their post secondary level education.
We are just starting a new Gap Year Program designed to carry our students through to either higher education or connect them with local employers. Some students completing this program will qualify for scholarships and go on to follow their dreams of university level education.
Contact Getrude Banda at +260 97 7369097 and she can arrange a meeting and a program for your volunteer time.
Yes. You can ship items from our suggested supply list directly or you can donate money for school supplies that we purchase here. Suggested list of supplies: Every day school supplies: • Dry erase markers • Sharpies/ permanent markers (all colors) • Glue • Glue sticks • Tape • White out • Highlighters • Blue/Black/Red pens • #2 pencils • Index cards • Sticky notes • Erasers • Folders • Clear plastic sleeves to protect important papers (A4 size, **not Letter or Legal size) • Big binder clips (to turn white boards into lap boards) • Student/adult scissors • Rulers • Art supplies (construction paper, paint, decorative items..etc) • Freezer zip lock bags for storage (Gallon, quart, pint, snack size) Bigger items: Sports equipment (soccer balls, basket balls, rubber balls, frisbees, jump ropes, basket ball nets..) • Individual student white boards/Chalk boards. (please make sure they are good quality so they will last) • Math supplies (flash cards, unifix cubes, pattern blocks, tangrams, counters, etc.) • Small storage bins to protect supplies • Student dictionaries/encyclopedias • Lightly used books Health Supplies: • Tooth brushes and toothpaste • Children’s vitamins • Lotion • Bandages • Ice packs • Hand sanitizer • Alcohol wipes • Pain killers • Medical Gloves • Neosporin