Kalikiliki Literacy Project: The project was started collectively by three (3) Kucetekela Foundation scholars Abram Chima and his two classmates, Japhet and Jeffrey. Before the start of KLP, the boys met regularly to discuss the possibility of bringing free education to the Kalikiliki area because of the high rates of illiteracy. Once the idea came to formation, the project started as a holiday school and the boys taught the children in their area when they were home from boarding school. But now, the project has two full time volunteer teachers who are educating the children in the community. After five years and with the help of organizations like PEPFAR & Egmont Trust, the Kalikiliki Literacy Project has been able to fund and help hundreds of students attend primary school for no cost.Project E: Gaella (KF Alum) created the concept for this project after recognizing that many people in her community could profit from extra assistance in basic literacy. She petitioned her church to allow her to use their facilities and help her spread the word about the service she was offering. In the past month she has established the project and received her first pupils. So far she has worked with a young male student a handful of older women. She is aiming to step up recruitment and encourage her pupils to come regularly.
Cheshire Home: The Cheshire Home is a home in Lusaka for children with disabilities. Mercy has been volunteering at the home from 8 am to 3 pm every week day except Friday when she finishes at 12 pm. She is working with students in Grade 7. She has been teaching basic Math and English and designing fun activities for the students to participate in after lessons.
Appleseed School: The Appleseed School is a community school in Balueni Compound founded by two teachers from the American School. Dennis and Iwell were connected to its founder by Dennis’s mentor, Jim Anderson. The two of them have been traveling to the school three days a week to help teach subjects such as English and Math. They’ve been running lessons and grading examinations. They are also planning to begin a sports program for the students as the school has footballs they could use. The school closed for April holiday early as they need to move to a new location. Even during the closure, Iwell and Dennis will continue to give informal lessons.
Sport In Action (SIA) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) whose purpose is to improve people’s quality of life through sport and recreational activities. Founded in 1998, SIA was the first Zambian sports NGO. With Sport for Development (the use of sport as a tool for social change) as its underlying principle, SIA positively impacts the lives of thousands of children throughout 24 districts in Zambia. Sport In Action works on delivering development programs in schools and communities throughout Zambia which bring about motivation, self-reliance and self-development through social, cultural, political and economic empowerment. Each component is underpinned by education on HIV & AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, gender equality and child rights.
Lubuto Library (LL): While the Zambian government has strived to provide universal primary education for all Zambian children, the same access is not guaranteed to those aspiring to secondary education and beyond. Students finishing primary school are required to sit for rigorous exams to determine if they will be able to continue their studies. This year, only one third of those who took the exams have passed, so many teenagers will soon be out of school with few prospects for employment or support. This is why Lubuto’s services for teens are so important, and why we’ve have KF scholars at this library teaching students how to read. KF Scholars participate in teen-focused activities that include book club and other related activities. Lastly, Lubuto Library is moving into providing services that help with technology literacy.
Kaunda Square Clinic (KSC): The Kaunda Square Clinic (KSC) supports the Kaunda Square compound by providing pediatric AIDS treatment programs, assistance for training of peer educators, nurses, and clinical officers. The Kaunda Square also facilitates pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other gifts-in-kind, and has supported community-based income-generation programs to help women in various needed areas. Additionally, the Kaunda Square Clinic provides the Kaunda Square area by providing medical treatment for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, cervical and other cancers, TB, malaria, and diseases impacting women.