Making education possible
While primary school has been made free by Zambia’s government, fees are charged for secondary education and there are also hidden costs of uniforms, books and shoes for children both in primary, and secondary, education. Over 60% of the population live in extreme poverty, and the cost of school fees is far beyond the means of many families - particularly in households which are headed by children.
Access to Education Programme
Cecily’s Fund Access to Education Programme supports the most vulnerable children through the payment of 50% or 100% school fees, books, uniforms and shoes, and also a hardship fund for families in crisis. Additionally, we help train school guidance teachers in the care of orphans and vulnerable children, contribute towards teacher salaries and support feeding programmes.
Since our formation over 20,000 vulnerable children have been supported into school
Through our support, orphans like Boyd have gone into higher education and found good jobs
During 2017, 900 girls re-entered education at secondary level through our support