Education, as well as healthcare, is recognised by the Kaloko Trust as one of the main fundamental concerns affecting the long-term stability of a community.
However, Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranked 141 out of 187 countries in the 2013 UN Human Development Index, and very little is spent on both education and healthcare.
That is why the Class Sponsorship Programme was founded.
The programme now assists over 2,200 pupils at Luansobe Upper Basic School (LUBS), Kandulwe and Kwesha Primary Schools and the Kaloko Crèche.
In 2015, improvements have been brought to teachers’ housing, toilet blocks and bathrooms, school furniture, textbooks and teaching materials, school food, sporting activities, as well as 40 scholarships allocated to middle school students.
After 25 years of support at LUBS, the sponsorship programme is moving its focus towards assisting more remote and poorly resourced primary schools in Kandulwe and Kwesha. As children graduate from LUBS, some of their sponsors are asked if they would like to support a class in one of the two new schools. However, those who want to remain with LUBS are able to do so.
Kaloko has an average of six sponsors per class which we are now trying to ensure are spread evenly across the 29 classes at the four schools.
By the end of 2016, Kaloko hopes to have increased the number of sponsors for two rural primary schools at Kandulwe and Kwesha villages whilst still continuing support for LUBS and the Crèche.
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