We work so that children, especially the most vulnerable, have access to quality education so that they become lifelong learners, transform their communities and experience life in all its fullness.
World Vision Zambia is dedicated to increasing children’s access to formal and non-formal education opportunities. We are ensuring children who attend school are learning and there is an increasing amount of engagement with parents, guardians, communities, and volunteers in children’s education.
We are improving literacy among in-school and out-of-school children by working with teachers and communities through comprehensive reading activities. We are supporting the government's efforts to improve the level of literacy among grades 1-4. We are promoting reading activities for in-school and out-of-school children through community reading camps in 23 districts in Zambia where community volunteers and parents hold literacy sessions for children in rural areas of the country. We are also working to integrate local and contextual stories written in local languages. These have been shown to have a positive impact on children’s learning. To date, over 75,800 local stories have been produced. Our collaboration with the Ministry of General Education at all levels (District, Provincial, and Headquarters) has enhanced partnerships and makes our implementation of literacy interventions in schools possible.
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Achievements in 2022
We reached 461,449 learners and supported 1,173 schools with literacy books, classroom construction, abloution blocks and capacity building for teachers.
We sensitized 16,399 parents and caregivers to support their children’s participation in literacy learning.