ChildFund Zambia believes that education has a significant impact on the overall health as well as social and economic development, and that children need the skills acquired from school to survive in a competitive global economy. We support primary-school programs such as construction and rehabilitation of classroom infrastructure and teacher accommodation, to increase access to quality education in Zambia.
We also contribute toward continuous professional development for teachers through projects like the Active Teaching and Learning Approaches in Schools (ATLAS). This project has helped teachers improve their teaching abilities and to increase the use of active, participatory, child-friendly, research-based classroom practices, thus improving the quality, relevance and delivery of the curriculum.
ChildFund Zambia also conducts child protection training to raise awareness of the importance of promoting children’s well-being. Some of the topics covered include signs of child abuse, common forms of child abuse, child protection issues, community response to child abuse, reporting and referral systems, community advocacy and resilience building, as well as the roles and responsibilities of child protection committees. All these elements work to improve the state of education in Zambia.