The Lead Me Back Foundation is a registered Non-Governmental Organisation in Zambia. Under the Guardian for a Year project, the organisation sponsors vulnerable children in Zambia with school essentials required for them to have access to quality education.
Notably high levels of household poverty in Zambia threatens the attainment of the SDG 4.1 that aims to ensure that “All boys and girls can have access to equitable, free and quality primary and secondary education by the year 2030. Every child has a right to education; not just any education but Quality Education. Receiving quality education goes as far as having a uniform, sufficient stationery such as books, pens, pencils, school bags and shoes constantly.
We believe quality education is not just about filling up classrooms, it is about pouring into
minds and it starts with taking care of presumably minute details such as where children will secure their books on the way to and from school, the uniforms that they wear to the shoes that they put on their feet. Here in Zambia where most schools have a uniform policy, a simple school shirt may stand between a child’s day of learning in school and a day wasted.
In our first year of operation, we have managed to provide sponsorship to vulnerable children in three districts in Zambia namely Ndola, Mwinilunga and Lusaka by helping them have access to quality education through the donations of important school essentials. A total number of 1,210 books, 12,100 pens and pencils, 126 school shoes, 126 backpacks and 126 full school uniforms were donated in ten (10) schools.
In 2023 we are expanding our project to more vulnerable children in Zambia especially those living in rural areas. We donate school essentials for each child such as Uniform, Books, School shoes, BackPack and other stationery. The cost for each child is USD 100.Through our GoFundMe account we aim to mobilise 100 Bag-Packs for 100 children which will cost USD 10, 000.
There are many vulnerable children we have interviewed that still need our help to have access to quality education by having school necessities provided for them. We may not be able to change everything, but we can start with the basics, and the basics make a world of difference. Would you be able to chip in with any amount to help these future engineers, artists, teachers and athletes (the list goes on) have a solid foundation?
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