We are working to ensure that every child receives a good quality education, and learns the skills they will need to thrive in the 21st century.

Communities in Zambia face many challenges. Extremely rural locations combined with minimal government funding leads to many schools with inadequate infrastructure, overcrowded classrooms and a lack of teachers. Children simply cannot learn in this environment and this exclusion from education has far-reaching consequences on their futures and those of their families and communities.

We are working towards breaking down these barriers to education by helping poor and vulnerable children access free quality education.

Some of the ways in which the ATD Foundation supports schools:

  • Construction and renovation of classrooms to allow for more children to attend school
  • Construction of teacher’s houses to allow more teachers to reside at the school
  • Provision of educational materials such as textbooks, pencils and notepads

The ATD Foundation works with partner organisations to identify vulnerable government and community schools that are already in existence, allowing our approach to be both sustainable and community-led. We take the time to understand the unique needs of each school and then integrate the local community into the workforce to create robust and lasting relationships.

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Education is a right, not a privilege

By ensuring every child gets a quality education, we can give them control over their lives, give them economic opportunities and imbue them with self-esteem. Having access to it is inextricably linked to breaking the cycles of poverty that people all over the world find themselves locked in.

Over 124 million children in the world never see the inside of a classroom 

You can read more about our specific projects on our partnerships page by clicking here.