Lusaka is the largest city in the Republic of Zambia with a population of over 1.8 million. It serves as Zambia's capital and the country's commercial center. As the beginning of the year would have it, back-to-school season is just around the corner and for most families, the stress to fund school necessities and the house running becomes even more apparent. Inevitably it leads to a trade-off between putting food on the table or taking a child back to school.
Every child has a right to education; not just any education but Quality Education. Quality Education enables children to develop their attributes and skills to achieve their potential as human beings and members of society.
In our communities presumably minute details such as where the children will secure their books on the way to and from school, the uniforms they wear to the shoes they put on their feet contribute greatly to the quality education they have access to.
In our period of operation with the Guardian for a Year project, we partnered with three schools in Lusaka to help vulnerable children access quality education. These schools are:
There are many vulnerable children we have interviewed that still need our help. 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 join us on this noble cause by becoming a Lead Me Back Guardian to help these future engineers, artists, teachers and athletes (the list goes on) have a solid foundation?
Register to be a Guardian and put a child through School.