COVID-19: CHANCE4ALL RESPONSE
Dear supporters and sponsors,
We hope you and your beloved ones are doing well during these challenging times. Schools in Zambia have been closed since the end of March, so we, at Chance4all, are glad that the Zambian government has now announced that schools will re-open from Monday September, 21st.
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. The economy in Zambia has not been performing well which meant that already struggling families are now in dire straights and some are failing to send their children to school. COVID-19 has indeed increased the amount of children who risk becoming part of the already high out-of-school child population in the community.
Since the closure of schools in March 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.
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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.
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From one Brick to a Space4all
Last October, Chance4all started the construction of its new project "A Space4all" and launched a crowdfunding campaign on Global Giving – the largest global crowdfunding community for Non Profit Organisations.
The Space4all is a multipurpose facility in the heart of Bauleni, the community we serve. It will provide a safe space for students to meet with tutors and mentors after school, study, access computers and benefit from the nutritional program. The facility will also serve as a space for educational events and community workshops. This space is more than just a building - it is another tool to support vulnerable out-of-school children with quality education. A Space4all indeed!
We are overwhelmed and humbled by the support that people around us keep offering.
Various individuals, organizations and schools have contributed to Chance4all
with donations, cash, discounts, sponsorships or, sometimes even more precious, their time.
Thank you to each and everyone of you!
We are beyond grateful for all your support! Zikomo! Grazie! Danke! Merci! Gracias!