SOS Children's Villages UK

Providing for the future: education

We think that education is a basic right that should be guaranteed, but there are still many places where access to education is a privilege. With your help we can ensure that education is more easily accessible, and boost the life chances of Zambian children.

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It ran from 5:39 PM, 21 August 2011 to 3:04 PM, 9 November 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1069204)


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  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief




At SOS Children, we are carrying out new projects in Chipata, the main town in Zambia’s Eastern Province. Here the adult literacy rate is only 48% compared to the national average of 68% . Education is vital for breaking the vicious circle of poverty – it goes hand in hand with development. Children who have been to school are more likely to grow into self-sufficient and healthy adults.


SOS Children’s project activities: • Construct a nursery school as part of the new Children’s Village now being built in Chipata • Add a 6-classroom extension, and a toilet block, to the existing Damview Community Primary School (built by local parents) • Consult with school staff to identify teacher training needs • Supply teaching materials • Provide Nursery and Primary School scholarships for children from vulnerable families in the community • Initiate an adult literacy programm