Project information

Luyaba Basic School, Zambia

This project aims to improve education provision at Luyaba Basic School (Zambia) by providing essential teaching and learning materials, and holding workshops for teachers on creating resources from locally found materials

3-6 months

Charity information: African Revival

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  • Need

    Need

    While school infrastructure is obviously important, it is what children do once in the classroom that really counts. At Luyaba there are very few teaching and learning materials available.

    One of the key factors contributing to improved
    educational quality is the provision of teaching and
    learning materials in schools. Without these, students are likely to be
    less confident, less engaged in learning and less
    encouraged to think critically, and achieve high grades.

    Solution

    Our project includes improving the school's learning environment, through providing high-quality teaching and learning materials, as well as workshops for teachers, as well as holding workshops for teachers on creating resources from locally found materials.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    The first aim of this project is to provide the school with teaching, and learning materials.

    Activities

    » We will source and distribute teaching and learning materials to the school, with clear instructions for their use.

    Increased student completion rates, and performance.


    Aim 2

    Teachers to be equipped with the knowledge and resources to create stimulating learning materials.

    Activities

    » We will hold workshops for teachers on creating exciting learning resources from locally found materials.

    Increased learning materials.
    Improved teacher performance.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Teaching will become more interactive and more engaging, leading to students being better educated and attaining higher academic achievements, giving them a better chance of a bright future upon graduation. We will be able to tell this from the increase in academic achievement amongst students, and from feedback from students, staff and community members.

    Risk

    There may be some risks involved with the delivery of the learning materials as the school is located in a rural area, but we maintain a good relationship with our suppliers who know the area well. We give them plenty of notice when placing the order and always allow 2 weeks of additional time for unforeseen delays. Additional risks may come from weak implementation of learning materials which is why we stay in close relationship with the school and will continue to monitor it.

    Reporting

    We will report to donors twice - 3 months after the start of the project, and then 6 months after that. Reports will include photos and feedback from staff, students and community members. We will also evidence impact of the project against key indicators from the baseline survey.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,150

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,150 Provision of teaching material Provision of materials and workshop for teachers on creating resources from locally found materials
  • Background

    Location

    Luyaba Basic School is an urban school situated approximately 54km from Kalomo Town in the Kalomo District of the Southern Province in Zambia. We are the only remaining international NGO presence in Kalomo, despite it being one of the most impoverished areas in the Southern Province. The area faces complex barriers to quality education provision, recording the poorest national and district exam results. Our staff are based locally.

    Beneficiaries

    The school's 852 pupils, aged 7-19 years (approx.. 300 local children are not enrolled due to a lack of teaching space)all of whom will benefit from this project. Additionally, the school caters for 20 villages and was established by the community, which will benefit from the long-lasting impact of more educated and skilled community members. The school's 13 government trained and paid teachers, and 2 untrained teachers paid for by the community will benefit from the work-shops.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only remaining international NGO presence in the Kalomo District, despite it being one of the most impoverished areas of the Southern Province. Our skill and experienced staff are based within the local community, so they are accountable to them. We have 10 years of experience running such projects and have run similar projects very successfully in the past.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

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    People

    Julia Just

    Julia is our Programme Manager in Zambia, overseeing and managing the project. She is very experienced in this area.