Build a School
Build a school is a project for 500 children boarding school on 4 hectares land in the Razao village, Chirundu District, Zambia. The land is donated from the local communities and located about 2 km from the banks of the rivers Kafue and Zambezi.
Currently, in Chirundu there is only one governmental high school that cannot full fill the needs of the entire province. In the area, public transports are not existing, reliable and/or not affordable, children must walk daily up to 10 Km to reach the school. Roads are difficult to transit, especially during the rainy season. Wildlife encounters and criminality make the way to school dangerous. For these reasons, many children do not go to school and for the same reasons the boarding school is needed.
During the visit to the project area in April, the ASF’s team has run workshops with children, teachers and local communities, met and discussed the project with the local ngo and local authorities, and visited material suppliers. Currently, the team is working on the fundraising campaign and design phase.
The boarding school will:
- Provide access to free education
- Ensure a safe place to stay
- Empower girls
- Avoid early marriages and pregnancies
- Protect kids from dangerous encounters on their way to school
- Assure children a daily meal
- Avoid child labour
Razao Village, Chirundu District, Zambia
2021 – Ongoing
New school and boarding facilities to empower children, especially girls, and support the local communities
Education and child care
Technology & Materials
Compressed earth blocks, thatch, steel, wood.
Elena Nuñez Varela
Children in Crisis