Zambia: Education & Skills

Zambia: Education & Skills

The western province where we operate is a region with a very low education rate. The reason can be found both in extreme poverty and the poor state of individual schools. In addition, most children have to travel great distances to get to school. 


PIN operates in the Kalabo district, which has an area similar in size to the South Moravian or the Central Bohemian region but with twenty times less inhabitants and only four secondary schools. Schools are built out of clay and lack proper floors and windows; the number of desks and chairs is also inadequate. Therefore, in cooperation with the local teacher-parent association, we are helping to improve infrastructure and equip classes so that local children can have better access to a quality education.

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Empowerment of civil societies and democratic governance in Luapula Province and Western Province

Empowerment of civil societies and democratic governance in Luapula Province and Western Province

This project aims to increase community involvement in the creation of local policies and overall governance. Through this initiative citizens will be educated on their rights and opportunities and gain skills to influence political decisions at the local or national level for the benefit of their communities. Active involvement of civil society is a prerequisite for forming policies aimed at the reduction of poverty and improving development.
Thirty civil-society organizations participate in the project. Members of these organizations receive trainings on various topics, including political engagement, human rights, gender issues, social and decentralization. Trainees also receive briefings on project writing and grant administration. Through these trainings, civil society organizations gain skills to help them reach the political representatives and promote the interests of local people more effectively. Particular attention is paid to helping women develop their leadership and managerial skills.
The project also includes an ongoing information campaign aimed at educating the public. For example, through radio programs, people learn about opportunities for citizens to participate in political decisions. Other programs deal with government responsibilities toward their citizens and citizens’ rights. The main objective of this information campaign is to empower civil society, enable grassroots political participation, and promote political decisions in the field of poverty reduction and regional development.
Let´s build a school in Africa

Let´s build a school in Africa

The project is funded under the programmes Let´s Build a School in Africa and The Real Gift and its goal is to support schools in one of the poorest regions of the Western Province. Not only do local schools lack basic equipment common for European schools but staffrooms or safe sanitary facilities and toilets are a problem as well. Walls are made chiefly of clay and wooden stakes, instead of solid floor there is only mud and windows are uncovered. With the support of Ministry of Education in Zambia we have selected three primary schools in Ndoka, Namatindi and Nangumba. The classes will be equipped with necessary furniture like chairs, desks and blackboards. At the same time we will help build two classes, one staffroom and new toilets with a washbasin and access to drinking water. The whole project has been carried out in cooperation with the local Parent-Teacher Association.

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In their own words: How students benefit from a newly constructed school in Zambia

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