Our current school building structure consists of a converted chicken run, and 5 small rooms that adjoin our orphan care center. There is no covered area for the children to eat and in the rainy season they have to sit in the pouring rain and mud. The current school is really only a temporary solution and it is time for us to build something more permanent.
Mothers Without Borders currently operates a community school with 114 students. We have worked hard over the past 5 years to build a teaching model that is extremely effective. Last year 96% of our grade 7 students passed the national exams, compared to the national pass rate of roughly 20%. This is especially significant when considering that our students are often the most vulnerable children in the surrounding community. None of them can afford to pay school fees and our program is sponsored completely through donations. We are providing the best education available at no cost for the poorest children in the area.
We estimate that there are over 1300 children eligible for primary school in the area where we work that are not in school simply because there is no school available.
This year, we want to give the Zambian children a new school! Our goal is to increase the capacity to 500 students. We plan to do this in phases, and for the first phase we are looking to raise $50,000.
This will require help from a lot of people, but together we are going to help hundreds of Zambian’s get an education by building them a school!
YOU can be part of the solution to help these kids have a school! We need your help to raise the funds and spread the word. The only way we will be successful is if we all work together and do what we can, no matter how big or small it may seem.