The African Impact Foundation is committed to improving education facilities so all children have the opportunity and ability to finish school and seek sustainable livelihoods. There are currently not enough classrooms for all children to attend school in Livingstone. When a child can go to school, they are in a class with 1 teacher to 80 students, without adequate furniture or resources. Some schools have no school boundary or fence, allowing vandalism and constant distraction from cars, people and even elephants entering school property.
Ending poverty through education spaces.
Building new classrooms allows all children to attend school and be in a class where they can learn and thrive in a safe and comfortable space. Improving other facilities and creating boundary walls protect students and teaching staff and the pride in their school grows. Overall, quality school facilities allow children to do their best, and their test results improve, leading to more opportunities for their future.
The boundary of Libuyu is open, and vandalism, theft and constant distractions to students of people walking into and across the school grounds. So before building new classrooms, Libuyu needs a wall for protection and to create pride in the school.
Then the plan is much needed new classrooms and increases toilet facilities for dignity and hygiene.
We built a security wall around the school, a 1×1 classroom block, and a teacher’s house. By building the new wall, the school was secured from theft and vandalism, and the children’s learning environment improved because the grounds were no longer used as cut-throughs by non-students. The 1×1 classroom block alleviated the strain of overcrowding and this resulted in an improved learning environment and an increase in student marks. The teacher’s house now provides security by someone living on-site and the rent the teacher pays covers the cost of a security guard for the school.
- Built 25 classrooms so more children can attend school, and improve teacher to student ratio.
- Refurbished 44 classrooms, 5 recreation areas, 4 perimeter walls, 16 toilets to improve safety, upgrade facilities and increase pride in schools resulting in more children graduating to next grade.
- Built a learning centre in Jambiani, Zanzibar, for over 100 people to learn English so they can graduate to a tourism and hospitality training course and improve their chances for employment.