The project aim is to raise £15,000 funds for a much needed Vocational Training Centre for the orphaned, street children in Lusaka, Zambia.
Vinebranch Ministries is a non-governmental organisation working in the Republic of Zambia. Its purpose is helping vulnerable street children and young adults by providing shelter, education at various levels at survival skills.
There is currently an Orphanage caring for 24 children. It operates a basic School for 75 children and also provides food for hundred under - privilege school children during the week.
Zambia is one of the poorest nations with poverty levels ranging from 69% in urban areas to 78% in rurals. The crisis is a results of long standing inappropriate economic policies compounded by severe external shocks.
Forty seven percent of children who progress to secondary schools drop out of school due to poverty, as they canot afford to pay school fees.
Benefits of the project
Vocational training centre will provide facilities for-:
- Training skills in -: English, Agriculture, Craft, Woodwork, IT and Tailoring.
- Basic school for less privileged children to access education.
- One hundred and fifty children are expected to benefit from educational facilities.
- Establishment of a clinic to access primary health care
- Estimated cost for completion of building -: £15,000
The following is the breakdown cost involved for the centre: You may prefer to just contribute towards an item from the list if that is helpful to you.
BREAKDOWN OF COST FOR THE VOCATIONAL CENTRE
CLASSROOMS, OFFICE, STUDY ROOM, STOREROOM, KITCHEN AND TOILETS.
Training in: Agriculture, information technology, English, Maths,Woodwork, Crafts, Teacher Training, Numeracy skills and Health Promotion.
ELECTRICAL- wiring £2, 000
PLUMBING 2, 600
Kitchen, toilets, hand wash basins and septic tank
PLASTERING 1, 248
WOOD CEILING 1, 506
18 Standard Steel Window Frames @ £45 810
16 Standard Steel Door Frames @£70 1, 120
6 Heavy Wooden double doors @ £146 876
PAINTING: [inside/outside] 1,300
TILING CLASSROOMS [ 3@ £200 classroomS 600
DESK/CHAIRS: @ £20  2,000
BLACK BOARDS/ DESKS/CHAIRS: [ 4 @ £60 240
CONCRETE FLOORING 700
TOTAL COST £15, 000
We appeal to all of you to help us accomplish this vision to benefit the most vulnerable children in Zambia.
ACTION FOR ME/US
Never underestimate the difference YOU can make in the lives of others!
HELP each child to have a better future!
Many of the young adults at the Orphanage are waiting to take up
Training at the Vocational Training Centre.
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