Nyenyezi SOAR II

Start Date: 1 July 2021End Date: 28 February 2025
Donor: Mary Jan and Paul BancroftAward Value: USD 2,000,000

Province: Eastern; District(s): Chipangali, Mambwe, and Lumezi
SDG: 4|Quality Education and 5|Gender Equality
Implementing Partners: Children Sentinel Trust Zambia; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development; Department of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs; and Education minded Community Based Organizations.

Brief Description: The overall goal of the project is to provide children, adolescents, and young parents with opportunities that foster cognitive development, basic literacy and numeracy, and life skills to support a healthier and more productive future. With the hope of impacting 31,050 children, 8,100 adolescents, and 16,200 parents, the project combines Early Childhood Development services with an accelerated learning package tailored to rural needs that builds confidence and empower girls to overcome social and economic barriers. Activities will establish and support Parenting Clubs and volunteers to roll out the Raising Stars curriculum for children 0-3 years of age, establish libraries at ECD centers, strengthen Village Savings and Loans Associations, and support the Ministry of General Education to better serve young learners nationwide.