Educating Street & Slum Children

Project seeks to mainstream Street children back into society and school through provision of accommodation, food to them, improving their social life and integrating back to acquire education. The project shall reach out to these children wherever they are through outreach programs and home-based education system until their interests and motivation in education is ignited. They shall be integrated back to schools through scholarships covering educational expenses and livelihood needs.
 

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The project shall bring on board all key stakeholders in this matter and help identify their roles in the resolution of this problem which does not need to be ignored like it is currently. The following are the stakeholders who shall be brought on board through sensitization, engagement meetings and invitations:
Ministry of Education
Education Institutions e.g. schools
Community Development Structures
Government structures e.g. Ministry of Youth, Ministry of Community Development, Police Victim Support Unit
The Media
Potential donorsEducation and various support is the solution for the street children in Zambia.
$10 School fees for one child for one month
$30 Uniform & books for one child for one year
$60 School fees for one child for half a year
$100 Sponsor a teacher’s salary for one month (Community schools)
$120 Provide nutrition for 500 children a day
$200 Education materials for 500 children for one month
$500 Rent for hostel for 40 marginalized children for one month

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To break the poverty cycle, there is need to educate these children as well as help them access their rights. The project shall help these children access education, educational materials, other school requirements, food, medicines (or health services) and try to improve their social life (through provision of educational toys and engage them in sporting activities). The project shall also follow up and monitor their performance at school. There shall also be sensitization of their families (for those whose families exist), communities and general society for acceptance and fair treatment of these vulnerable children whose rights are denied thereby facing hard life. The organization shall partner with government structures and other development structures as well as community structures for a joint efforts and sustainability and effectiveness. We shall advocate for implementation of policies that protect the street child.
 

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The project shall bring on board all key stakeholders in this matter and help identify their roles in the resolution of this problem which does not need to be ignored like it is currently. The following are the stakeholders who shall be brought on board through sensitization, engagement meetings and invitations:
Ministry of Education
Education Institutions e.g. schools
Community Development Structures
Government structures e.g. Ministry of Youth, Ministry of Community Development, Police Victim Support Unit
The Media
Potential donorsEducation and various support is the solution for the street children in Zambia.
 

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The project shall bring on board and engage the various government departments/ ministries who have got a share in responsible for the welfare of children including street and slum children, as well as various stakeholders and private sector for support in various areas and roles.

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