Government of Japan Provides 45,007 US Dollars
to Zambian Impact Network
On 28th January 2016, Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia presented on behalf of the Government of Japan, a Grant amounting to 45,007 United States Dollars, or approximately 500 thousand Kwacha to Zambian Impact Network to implement The Project for Expansion of Three Community Schools in Katete.
Zambian Impact Network started its activities in Zambia in 2009, and till now, it has succeeded in constructing 10 community schools in Katete, Eastern Province. The notable characteristic of these community schools is e-Learning style with the use of tablets. The active learning environment and small class size have contributed to the improvement of proficiency.
However, at some of these schools, because of the lack of sufficient numbers of classrooms, some students are forced to use inadequate church structures nearby. In addition, there is no room to accommodate current students who will go on to upper grade from this year, so the expansion of the schools is urgent. The expansion of three community school buildings will enable local children to complete their primary schooling with the quality education system which Impact Network provides.
The challenges of Zambian education are high drop-out rate, improvement in quality of lessons and educational attainment by the students. It is hoped that this new approach by Zambian Impact Network will work as a good example and will be reflected to uplift the education standards in Zambia in future.
To read the speech made by H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan to Zambia at this ceremony, please click here.
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