Help a Zambian child who has been orphaned by HIV/AIDS to attend school and work towards a better future.
There are more than 1.5 million children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS and related diseases in Zambia. If these young children are not educated (at school and in important health and prevention issues), they will not be able to break the cycle of poverty and help their country to develop in the future.
GreaterGood.org works with American Friends of Cecily's Fund to ensure that Zambian children orphaned due HIV/AIDS and related diseases receive education, so that they can support themselves and contribute to their community and country. This will break the cycle of poverty and disease outbreak that their circumstances have created. Hundreds of these children also don't receive a daily lunch. American Friends of Cecily's Fund provide a feeding program at an elementary school in an extremely poor compound outside Lusaka. This program provides a nutritious lunch for these children everyday.
"A good basic education itself ranks among the most effective — and cost-effective — means of HIV prevention." ~(World Bank)
American Friends of Cecily's Fund supports Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) in Zambia at school, so that they can look forward to a more positive and bright future and, through education, become part of Zambia's future development. They support children from pre-K through 12th grade, financing school needs such as supplies and uniforms, as well as high school tuition. OVCs provides a daily lunch for over 800 elementary children, so that they can better focus on their classes; for many it is the only daily meal. OVCs train 50 Cecily's Fund graduates each year in Peer Health Education, to give classroom instruction in health and prevention. OVCs has developed after school "Sunshine" clubs and entrepreneurship training for our high school graduates. A new program supports 900 high school girls and their mothers/caregivers, to keep the girls in school and give work skills to the mothers/caregivers.
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