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Empowering vulnerable children with education

The Cherise Makubale Foundation (CMF), is a non-profit organisation that mainly supports orphans and vulnerable children with educational related projects. Apart from children, we also support some youth and women in Ndola, Zambia. Our work is grass-root based and mainly focuses on educational related projects as a way of stopping the poverty cycle, with particular attention given to the girl child.

 

Education is the right of every child and is a driver of poverty reduction, empowerment, economic growth, and peaceful and inclusive societies. Educating girls is particularly transformative with some evidence showing that schooling for girls, especially at the secondary level, opens up lifelong opportunities. 

Support of the Child

Whilst  primary school in Zambia is free, availability can be challenging so a lot of community schools have been set up, most of which charge a small fee.  With most families in these deprived areas living on less than $2 a day, paying this fee as well as providing school shoes, uniforms, stationery etc can be beyond them. Our aim is to provide this missing support.

 

Through our organisation, £60 is all it takes to see one child through a full school primary year and £150 to see a child through a secondary school year with special preference given to the girl child.

As a sponsor, you will receive a school report twice a year and a video of the child thanking you.

We want to make sure each of our children make it all the way through primary and secondary thereby giving them a better chance at being productive members of society.

To support a child please click the donate button.  

Support of the School

There is no point of helping a child get clothed and fed if the education at the school is substandard and the facilities are poor. We partner with community schools which often need a lot of support. The facilities at these schools are usually not up to standard as they are run by volunteers. We have in the past partnered with Misisi Community School in Lusaka and managed to find a charity from Ireland who built them a brand new 2 classroom block and will soon put electricity and water and a new kitchen for the school.

So now looking to help other schools in Ndola, this is our second project, running in parallel to our child sponsorship project, to improve the school facilities.

To support this cause please click the donate button. 

Help us to help them

Every child has a right to an education regardless of where they came from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Widows and Widowers support program

Many of the homes where these children live are Grandmother, Grandfather, single mother or single father led households due to various social factors which makes it very challenging to meet all the needs for the children. Some of them have small businesses mainly at markets to help feed the children but it’s quite challenging to then buy all the necessary items for the kids to go to school. So, important as it is for a child to have the means of getting to school, and a school good enough to give a good education, it’s equally important to ensure their family is supported.

So this is our third project: family support.

For £30 a quarter, you can help with the food support programme so as to fill in the gaps and ease the pressure for these women.

So this is our third project: family support.

To support this cause please click the donate button. 

 

 

Help us to help them

Every child has a right to an education regardless of where they came from.

To quote Mahatma Gandhi... “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”

Future Projects-

The Cherise Makubale Foundation Community Centre/hub…… 

 

We are hoping to open a community hub in 2024.

This will be an after school hub for the children and youth to use as a continued space for learning and being creative.

Various educational programs and workshops will also run at the hub which will also be a drop off centre for donations including clothing, food, educational accessories etc.

Help us to help them 

Every child has a right to an education regardless of where they came from.

Whilst we can not help everyone, everyone can help someone.

Let's make their lives easier.

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