Planting A Future…well, we do that in many different ways. One of them, as you know, is literally planting a future by planting fruit trees to hand out to vulnerable households and institutions.
But you can also plant a future by enabling kids to have access to education. Poverty level in rural Zambia is high. Also our community in and around Chinkonono Village depends on farming and a lot of times families have 5 or more kids and can not afford to pay school fees for all of them.
Planting A Future decided to start a school sponsorship programme for those families. That means we are looking for sponsors who want to support kids and their families by providing the funds to pay for the children’s school fees.
Those kids are just a few of the children who need financial support to attend school. Their parents and families struggle everyday to raise enough money to send their kids to school. Some of those kids are orphans or come from HIV families. Education is their key to change their lives.
There are different type of sponsorships possible. I will explain the basics for you now. Important to know is that there are always 3 semesters per year.
- Primary School Level:Grade 1 to 7. The small ones basically get free education. They only have to pay for sports classes. So the fees are low. 15 USD (15 EUR) per year. The money will be spent on sports classes and school materials like books and pencils and also for school uniforms.
- Basic School Level: Grade 8 and 9. The school fees for those guys is 15 USD (15 EUR) per term, that adds up t 45 USD (45 EUR) per year. The money will be used on school fees for each term and also for school materials, such as books, pencils, rulers etc. and school uniforms.
- Secondary School Level: Grade 10 to 12. Those kids are preparing for their highschool diploma. This course is more expensive. It varies from about 120 USD to 160 USD (120 EUR to 160 EUR) per term, which can add up to roughlich 360 USD to 400 USD (360 EUR to 400 EUR) per year. School fees in generel get more expensive later on, so do books and school materials like calculators etc. Also included is money for accommodation and food for some kids because they live too far away and have to stay at boarding school or with relatives. But those costs are covered as well.
- College Education: College education in Zambia is very expensive. So far none of “our” PAF kids is at college. Fees, including a room and food, can easily go up to about 3000 USD (3000 EUR) per year. We will find out about those costs on request if we find sponsors.
Please think about it. If you are interested in sponsoring one of the kids above or one of our other kids, please take a minute to contact us here:
We will gladly suggest a kid for you to sponsor. There are so many of them.
You know all those huge programmes, I guess. You pay a lot of money and you have no idea who the kid is who recieves it? You fear that a high percentage of what you pay just goes into the charity’s administration? Well…we can not speak for other charities. But I can assure your that 100% of the money goes straight to the kid you choose to sponsor. There are no administrational costs here.
Of course you will also get a tax receipt for the sponsorship. And you will recieve info about who the kid is and how they do in school if you want to know.
Please help us to plant a bright future for those kids! Thank you all in advance!
Help us give children like James a future. Thank you so much to Stan who now sponsors 6 children in our community!