We exist to:

Upskill and innovate.

We give vulnerable schools the financial and technical support they need to implement the Zambian curriculum effectively in a financially and environmentally sustainable way. We develop innovative strategies with schools so that they can provide their students with a qualitative, creative and relevant education.

 
 
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Our Vision

School Club Zambia envisions a Zambia where every child has access to a high quality, vocational and creative education as outlined in the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. We believe in an education system that leads to job security and life opportunities for Zambia’s youth.

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Our Programmes

In order to practically achieve our strategic objectives we developed our 4 thematic and cross-cutting impact areas of self-financing schools; vocational education; literacy development and girls education.

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Our Impact

Since 2011 we have worked in partnership with schools, communities and local Education Authorities to improve the quality of education in vulnerable Zambian schools. Our programmes include income-generation; entrepreneurship and vocational training projects; literacy development and Early Childhood Education programmes as well as specific projects designed to tackle the barriers faced by girls in completing their education. We implement a child rights-based approach (with particular attention on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) ensuring we are directly impacting the lives of the vulnerable children at our partner schools.

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£11k+

£11,000 Raised Independently by Our School RUn Businesses since 2011.

This has been reinvested back into enterprises or been used to develop the schools. To date the profits from our schools’ businesses have built one teachers house, 3 classroom blocks and allowed schools to buy essential resources like chalk and paper.

 

2000+

More than 2000 children have been impacted ANNUALLY through our Programmes.

Since 2011, we have directly supported over 6,250 children through our 4 thematic areas of self-financing schools; vocational education; literacy development and girls education.

 
 

600+

Over 600 girls Have been supported through our girls education programme.

This is an innovative 3 tiered approach to over-coming the particular barriers girls face in completing their education. We believe in the power of the female entrepreneur and the urgent need to upskill our young women so that they may reach their full potential.

 
 

Get Involved

Over half of the 16 million people living in Zambia are under the age of 15, making it one of the fastest growing and youngest countries in the world. Yet whilst only 66% of the population is literate according to UNESCO and 1 out of 2 Zambians are under or unemployed, what livelihood options will be available to this next generation? We believe that schools need innovative financial and technical strategies to provide the qualitative education that this next generation so desperately needs.

Our model is working which is evident in the fact that in 2012 not a single girl from Kariba South School passed their grade 7 examination yet in 2018 not a single girl failed. Yet we need the support of people like you to reach more schools. Can you help?

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Generation changers

Sign up to give a monthly regular donation of £10 a month or more and you will become part of our incredible Generation Changers Club. Generation changers are the core support of our work so they receive a special quarterly update report and a welcome gift of an apron from our amazing young tailors’ club!

Innovation ambassadors

Our Innovation Ambassadors take part in a 6 month structured internship that pairs international volunteers with volunteers from our partner communities. Innovation Ambassadors work together to either start or expand school-run businesses which have a long-lasting impact on the sustainability of our schools.

Make a Donation

As a small charity operating on less than £100,000 a year, every little bit goes a long way in helping us to support more schools. A gift of £5 could provide 1 girl with training in how to make re-usable sanitary wear which will prevent her from missing school or £50 could equip 12 young farmers with the skills to price and grade their produce properly.

 
 
 
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