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UK Charity Number: 1155829    Zambian NGO Registration: RINGO 101/0153/14

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Self-Financing Schools

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Although Kariba South Primary is a Government registered school it suffers from many of the same strains as local community schools, predominantly due to its extremely rural location. Less than 30% of the pupils from Kariba South will go on to finish their secondary education, with figures even lower for girls. Like many rural schools, the need for quality education is high as it is unlikely that the pupils will gain any further education after Primary School. Kariba South Primary serves over 500 pupils from the surrounding villages with 10 teachers, a ratio of 50 pupils per teacher.

 

Kariba South Primary was one of the first schools we formed an official partnership with. Together with the Herrod Foundation and Baraka Community Partnerships, we helped the school establish a tailoring business and an organic vegetable garden in 2013.  These two enterprises now produce a combined income of approximately K20,000 (£2,000) per year.

 

For the first time since we began working with the school in 2013, the school managed to cover 100% of their annual operating costs in 2015 and 2016 from sustainable sources!

 

In 2017, with the support of Baraka Community Partnerships, the school launched their third enterprise, a Library and E-Learning Centre - the first of its kind in the Sinazongwe District! Kariba South also launched their fourth enterprise early this year as part of our first Innovation Ambassador volunteer placement. Check out our SCZ stories for more on this exciting new programme!  

 

Chisyabulungu Community School, Sinazongwe District

Kampasa School for Orphan and Vulnerable Children, Lusaka District

 

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Kariba South Primary School, Sinazongwe District

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Kampasa School is located in the heart of the sprawling John Laing Compound in the capital city of Lusaka. The school caters for over 180 children who do not have access to any other primary schooling in the area, and in particular children who are orphaned by the HIV and AIDs crisis.

 

School Club Zambia started working with the Kampasa in 2013, in partnership with Baraka Community Partnerships, to start a chicken-rearing business. The school currently generates approximately K2,000 (£200) every 5 weeks from rearing and selling 500 chickens to local lodges and women market sellers.

 

In 2016 we launched Kampasa's second enterprise: an E-Learning and Community Development Centre. The Centre provides Kampasa with regular income as well as learning opportunities for pupils, while offering the local community computer access and training courses. The E-Learning Centre was officially opened in February 2016 with much celebration from the whole community! Click here to read more about the launch party. A huge thanks to everyone at INTO Giving, who have generously funded this exciting new enterprise!

 

In 2016 Kampasa raised 76% of their 2015 operational budget through sustainable sources (enterprise income and school fees) and everyone is very excited to see the school become even more self-sufficient in 2017!

 

Chisyabulungu serves over 550 children from 7 villages in the rural Sinazongwe District. As a community school it receives very little funding from Government sources and relies heavily on its low school fees to pay its teachers and purchase basic resources. The school currently operates on approximately K4,000 (£400) per term. One of the biggest challenges facing the school is a lack of classrooms; they currently only have 2 permanent classrooms with additional classes taught under a temporary thatched roof.

 

We began working with Chisyabulungu in 2014, on the recommendation of our local District Education Board. In 2015 funding was secured for Chisyabulungu's first enterprise, a Carpentry Workshop, by the amazing Long Walk to School team. Construction was completed in 2016, with Mr Kambunga (Sinazongwe District Education Board Secretary) officially opening the workshop in November 2016!  

 

In 2017 Chisyabulungu were thrilled to receive the news that their Carpentry Workshop business plan received a ‘Special Recognition’ prize in the 2016 Teach a Man to Fish School Enterprise Challenge!

 

In January 2017 the school also began selling fresh eggs from their small chicken enterprise – demand for eggs in the local area is high and the school hope to expand this enterprise using their School Enterprise Challenge prize money! The school have also begun rennovations on their School Garden with plans to begin selling fresh produce to the local community very soon! In the meantime, the school’s Enterprise Committee has been keeping a close eye on the progress of all 3 enterprises, as well as undergoing intensive training with SCZ.

 

Check out our Facebook page for regular updates on their progress!

 

Since 2011 we have helped 8 schools plan, launch and manage 12 school run enterprises, with the aim of schools creating their own sustainable sources of income. We are currently working with 3 of our partner schools, supporting the development and management of 8 enterprises:

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