Last week, before the government mandated that all schools close temporarily in prevention of Covid-19, our most rural school in Chongwe, Zambia was buzzing with activity. Here are a few things that were taking place around campus.
Art students were learning about balance and positioning as it relates to drawing. A student teacher led the class outside in the courtyard because brand new classrooms are under construction and not yet completed.
Grade 11 students were playing chess after their classes were over at the end of the day. It is a favorite pastime and source of entertainment for many!
Nichols (in yellow), a graduate of African Vision of Hope and member of YOZA (Youths of Zambia Alive), led a practice for the Culture and Poetry Club. They are preparing for a performance at an art festival hosted by the Ministry of Education to promote arts in schools.
It is because of you that students are able to have the opportunity to go to school and access these opportunities! They are excitedly awaiting the day when they will be able to return to school. Each day until then, these precious students, and any child in need, have access to a nutritious lunch and sanitation facilities, such as handwashing stations, even when school is not in session.
Your gifts make this possible.