Currently, tuition fees are about $40 per child. This fee includes daily breakfast, lunch, and a snack throughout the day, as well as basic school supplies like exercise books, pencils and crayons for the school year.
Each child is provided with a school uniform including pants or a dress, a shirt, a sweater, and shoes. The total cost of these items is about $13.
While the provision of meals and access to an education are of the utmost importance to us, we also recognize that kids need to be kids! In the past we have provided basketballs, baseball equipment, jumpropes, facepaint, coloring books, parachute games and so much more so that these kids can play carefree like they deserve! While we don't believe you can put a price on fun, feel free to designate your contribution to these activities!
Zambia recognizes specific course books as appropriate for each school age, and your contribution will help ensure that the teachers have these books and the other necessary teaching materials (chalk, pens, calculators, etc.) to effectively teach their students. This figure varies by classroom and age of the students, but we estimate the cost to be about $6-$7 per child.