August 17th - Introducing a New Project - The Kampassa School

One of our new INTO Giving funded projects for 2015 involves both the School Club Zambia and the Kampasa Commu…

August 17th - Introducing a New Project - The Kampassa School

17 Aug 2015

One of our new INTO Giving funded projects for 2015 involves both the School Club Zambia and the Kampasa Community School, Lusaka, Zambia. Over £10,000 will be donated to fund the E-learning and Community Development Centre (E-LCDC) at the Kampasa Community School. INTO Giving will provide the initial capital for the centre, and fund the first four months’ running costs. 

By 2017 the income generated from the E-LCDC should provide a sustainable income source to maintain the running costs of Kampasa Community School. The income generated will contribute to on-going funds for the school, particularly the teachers’ salaries, ensuring its long-term sustainability.

The Kampasa Community School is located in the John Laing Compound, a slum area of Lusaka, with an estimated population of 82,000 – 120,000. The school was established in 2012 by Febian Watanuka, who converted his own nightclub into a school. Febian works closely with the local community, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and other local organisations. Many of the pupils attending the school are orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) and all are from extremely poor local families. 

The Kampasa Community School has now teamed up with the School Club Zambia (SCZ), a registered charity, who have excellent record of setting up income generating schemes that provide sustainable incomes for its own schools in Zambia. SCZ is now working with the Kampasa Community School to set up the E-Learning and IT Centre for the use of local residents and the children who attend the school. SCZ will carefully monitor and evaluate the progress of the centre and provide clear reports for both INTO Giving and the Kampasa Community School.

The SCZ school income generating enterprises include tailoring, growing organic vegetables and chicken rearing.  The profits from these enterprises help fund the schools and provide vocational training for the pupils. The impact of these projects is impressive:

  • Over 1000 pupils attended the vocational courses supported by the income generating schemes.
  • 1,050 pupils benefitted from additional school resources purchased from their school’s self-generated income.
  • 3 School Enterprise Committees received training in market research, financial controls and record keeping as well as product development.

 ‘The school Club Zambia’s Mission is for a Zambia where every child has access to high quality, vocational, and relevant education. A Zambia where education leads to job security and life opportunities for the nation’s youth’ Lois Cochrane, Co-Founder and Country Director, School Club Zambia.

Find out more about School Club Zambia here www.schoolclubzambia.org