Zambia Children

About Zambia

In 2013, Zambia initiated a Basic Education program. This program focuses on improving the learning outcomes of children in primary school. In order to foster a more print rich environment, 53,000 books were distributed to children in the 21 Sponsorship-supported schools. In 2013, the Ministry of Education teachers and teacher trainers took the lead in training and supporting reading clubs in the communities. They understood that this support will help achieve better support related to children’s literacy.

Facts About

More than 16.2 Million
live there

About 21% of girls and boys are out of school

64 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

Our Work

Save the Children has been working in Zambia since 2013. We used this initial time to focus our resources on implementing programs in the Lufwanyama District. Lufwanyama is the largest district in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia and remains the least developed in terms of infrastructure, social amenities and road networks. In 2013, Zambia began to scale up its two Sponsorship-funded programs: Early Childhood Care and Development and Basic Education.

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 579,357
from harm

provided 21,733 children
with a healthy start in life

Sponsor A Child

Since 2012, Save the Children has worked with local communities and organizations in Zambia to design Sponsorship programs for kids. Targeted to help children from early childhood to early adulthood, our programs work to make a healthy and safe environment where children can learn and grow. Our early childhood programs help prepare toddlers and young children for school by giving them access to quality preschools and early literacy programs, while our programs designed for primary school-aged kids work to transform students into lifelong learners by building strong curriculums and passionate teachers. We also provide health education and care to children in need through our school health programs to help children stay healthy, well-nourished and in school. Thanks to the generous support from our community of sponsors, these essential programs in Zambia continue to give children a healthy start and the opportunity to learn, protecting them from harm along the way.

Sponsor a Child

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015;

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