Official Development Assistance (ODA)
New Classrooms for More Pupils to Study in Zambia
October 25, 2018
"Thanks to the project, the number of pupils has reduced from about 40 to 20 per classroom. This has enabled teachers to guide pupils more effectively, and also helped pupils to concentrate on lessons and improve their performances. In addition, the pupils have their own desks, which they can now take care of much better than before. I appreciate Japan' s assistance to this school." said Ms Monga, engaged in primary education.
Kalingalinga Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children where Ms. Monga is working was established as a community center in 1994 by Mama Chibesa Kankasa who was one of the freedom fighters for independence of Zambia. Although in 2004 an additional school building was built, every classroom became overcrowded with pupils. Through "Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security Projects" by the government of Japan, a new school building with 4 classrooms, a teachers' room and desks and chairs were newly provided. This project gave opportunities for additional 120 pupils to study in better educational environment.