Education is an important mechanism in breaking the poverty cycle and keeping kids off the street.  Mercy Kids Africa is committed to supporting the educational needs of the children in the greater Chingola, Zambia area. 

Public school classroom in Chingola, Zambia

This includes children living at Lusungu Children’s Home as well as children and teenagers in the local community who have demonstrated a willingness to learn and have been sponsored by LCH.  We support the students with tuition costs, supplies, and transportation to/from school.  Currently, we support 70 students with educational costs.  We also have the privilege of supporting college age students with tuition cost to universities or trade schools!

The children at LCH and in the surrounding community are at various levels of educational proficiency.  Many of the children are significantly behind in reading/writing/math due to inability to attend school.  As a result, the staff at LCH assesses each student’s specific needs and places them in the public or private school that is known to have the right mix of staff and tools along with the capacity to provide adequate attention appropriate for that given child.

Zambian children attending primary school

For those of you who currently donate to our Child Sponsorship program, funds raised in this campaign serve to supplement the amounts raised for sponsored children.  However, the majority of the funds benefit the children and teenagers who do not live at LCH but do not have the resources to afford costs associated with obtaining an education.
We ask for your support in ensuring these students have access to an education and a brighter future!