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Project information

Teaching materials for rural schools

Kaloko works in the Luansobe area, an isolated rural part of Zambia's Copperbelt, mainly inhabited by subsistence farming families. The community schools have limited resources and we want to help improve the children's education by providing more basic teaching and learning materials for pupils.


Charity information: Kaloko Trust UK

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  • Need


    Kaloko wants to improve educational opportunities for children in the area. A partnership agreement for the schools we work with operates between Kaloko Trust and the Zambian government, so the government supplies the schools with some teachers and equipment. Those parents who can afford it also contribute towards the running costs but this isn't enough to keep them functioning. Through class sponsorship and additional donations Kaloko helps pay for other important materials and equipment costs


    Donations will go into the termly grant to the schools to improve teaching resources at the schools and will directly improve the educational opportunities for disadvantaged children.
    Funds are used to buy books and stationery used by staff and pupils, as well as furniture, sports equipment and transport to sports events or clubs.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve the educational opportunities for children in this disadvantaged rural part of Zambia.


    » Provide funding to the rural schools we work with via termly grants used to pay for much needed educational materials and equipment.

    What success will look like

    Availability of improved teaching materials and equipment. Improved teaching standards and ultimately improved educational outcomes and better results.

  • Impact


    Improved teaching standards and educational attainment by pupils in the Luansobe area of the Copperbelt. Improved education will broaden the horizons of school pupils and allow them to help develop the area positively in all respects.


    Kaloko has been working in the Copperbelt of Zambia for almost 30 years and has much experience of development work in the area and dealing with the challenges faced there.


    We produce a newsletter for supporters three times a year. Kaloko News is available to donors who would like to receive it. We also run a class sponsorship scheme with ongoing correspondence and updates from sponsored classes in Zambia.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £500 LUBS Teaching materials for Luansobe Upper Basic School
      £250 Kandulwe Primary Teaching materials for Kandulwe Primary School
      £250 Kwesha Primary Teaching materials for Kwesha Primary School
  • Background


    Kaloko Trust works at a grassroots level in rural areas of Zambia, to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable community development. Our focus is on the Luansobe area in Masaiti District, an isolated rural part of the Copperbelt region. There are around 12,000 people living within a 20km radius catchment area, the vast majority of whom are subsistence farming families. Approximately 50% of the population are under 15 years old.


    Children attending rural schools in the area as well as their extended families.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Kaloko Trust has been working in partnership with the local community in the Luansobe area and around for nearly 30 years and is well connected, well placed and experienced in delivering development in that area. We have set up a number of schools and have many years of experience running a popular class sponsorship scheme.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sponsorship Staff In Zambia

    To distribute funds to schools via the termly grant. A representative committee meets to determine how the grant will best be spent according to need