COVID-19: CHANCE4ALL RESPONSE
Dear supporters and sponsors,
We hope you and your beloved ones are doing well during these challenging times. After schools in Zambia have been closed since the beginning of December 2020, we, at Chance4all, are very glad that schools have now re-opened on Monday, February 1st, 2021.
COVID-19 is not only a health crisis but has immediate severe social and economic consequences, and vulnerable communities are particularly affected. We see this in our own operational area: most households in the Lusaka high density and low income areas, locally known as compounds, were already struggling to make ends meet before the COVID-19 outbreak, and they are now at an even higher risk of losing (or have already lost) their source of income.
During the 6-month closure of schools in 2020, Chance4all put in place various strategies to keep supporting families in need, by distributing food & sanitary items, homework packages, as well as providing tuitions for examinations classes in a safe learning environment.
We recently launched a new project on Global Giving with a focus on Gender Equity and Girls' Education.
The objectives of the project are to address the root causes that hinder the girls' retention and poor attendance in school, which have also been exacerbated as a result of COVID- 19.
Our aim is to be the facilitators between out of school children with educational needs and sponsors willing to help them. With that purpose we have set up a simple framework to identify genuine cases of children outside the schooling system, we match them with suitable sponsors, and make sure funds are properly utilized. Read more.