Project #148 | Interactive Technology Based Learning in Zambia
Our partnership with Impact Network
One Day’s Wages is partnering with Impact Network to provide much-needed support for upper primary students (grades 5-7) in the Eastern Province of Zambia. Nationwide, 38% of Zambian students fail to move on to secondary school after completing the seventh grade. In contrast, over 90% of Impact Network students successfully transition to secondary school, a crucial milestone that will prepare students to earn higher wages as adults. Quality education provides a route out of poverty, which is much needed in Eastern Province, where over half of households live in extreme poverty, making less than 50 cents a day. Almost half of all Zambians are under age 14 so preparing children to succeed is a substantive way to build a more equitable future for Zambia.
Our partnership with Impact Network provided school materials, teacher salaries, and training necessary to serve over 500 upper primary students with the eSchool 360 program, a holistic education model. Locally-hired teachers were each given access to an eLearning tablet and projector to deliver lessons to students, using an interactive, “learn by doing” curriculum. Teachers were also provided weekly coaching and professional development, focused on helping them use the technology and enhance their pedagogical skills.
Our collective impact
Total People Impacted
Students with Classroom Resources
Solomon Phiri teaches Mathematics and Science at Kanyelele Community School. He wanted to be a teacher when he was little but faced a lot of challenges because his father died the year before he started school. School was a long distance away and his mother and sisters become responsible for taking him to school despite the financial difficulties. Solomon is happy because, “I went to school and successfully graduated despite the challenges. From the time I joined Impact team I have learned a lot and am grateful for this opportunity.” Funding for this project is important because “education helps people earn a living, develop our country at large and work towards the goal of educating our future leaders.”
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our children’s education fund.