School Club Zambia

Skills For Life: Young Farmers Clubs in Zambia

Working in four disadvantaged schools in rural Zambia, our Young Farmers Clubs put children and young people’s futures in their own hands with organic farming classes alongside relevant vocational training.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1155829)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£3,750

Amount raised

£7,500

Donations

54

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • I am now fully equipped with knowledge in organic farming. This knowledge will help me when I leave school. I hope Young Farmers Club can continue so that you can help more children like me.

    — Pessive, 18 years old, Young Famers Club graduate

  • I am now fully equipped with knowledge in organic farming. This knowledge will help me when I leave school. I hope Young Farmers Club can continue so that you can help more children like me.

    — Pessive, 18 years old, Young Famers Club graduate

Situation

Zambia is one of few countries rated 'alarming' on the Global Hunger Index due to widespread malnutrition. Whilst 8 in 10 young people are under or unemployed, there is a critical need for vocational education so young people can develop skills and create their own livelihood. The Sinazongwe district is one of the poorest parts of Zambia and it is difficult to access fresh, nutritious produce. Most families rely on fishing for income but overfishing means this is increasingly unreliable work.

Solution

The Young Farmers Club is a skills training scheme for children and young people. The project will teach 40 pupils a diverse range of practical skills alongside business skills and organic farming theory. Pupils are then supported to start their own organic gardens to generate their own income and feed their families nutritious and varied produce.