Kids Alive Academy
Status: Waiting for a donor
Kid's Alive Academy is located in the village of Katonga near Mongu, the capital city of Western Province in Zambia. The area's population of around 45,000 is made up primarily of Barotse people. The area is situated on the flood plains for the Zambezi River. Much of the land is sandy with grasslands featuring in the wet season. The land on which the school is situated is owned by Kid's Alive Zambia, a local NGO.
The school is sponsored by Kids Alive internationhnal Canada, a non-profit organization. The charity provides Christ-centred family-style care for many of the orphaned and vulnerable children in the community and besides education it focuses on medical programs, after-school child care and skills training. The school was started in the early 2000's in response to the lack of public school space for hundreds of children in the area. It currently enrols 570 students covering all grade levels. In 2012 funds from Canada and US enabled four permanent classrooms to be built. However, many more are needed.
Building applied for
Application was made to Classrooms for Africa for a grant to help fund the building more classrooms to help cope with the large numbers of grades and students. Concrete blocks, and metal roof sheets will be used (see picture below).
Each classroom will cost $11,000.
Made through Kid's Alive Canada, disbursed in installments as the project progresses.