Zambia's Scholarship Fund provides a unique Cycle of Education
program that works in one of the poorest countries in Africa!
Through our Cycle of Education:
We provide a monthly salary for teachers to teach in poor and rural
We provide scholarships for students to attend high school.
We encourage high school students to become teachers by sponsoring
them at a two year teacher's college.
We support existing Zambian schools. 100% of donations go directly to
Unemployment in Zambia is over 90% and due to lack of revenue, the Zambain government
cannot provide public education to Zambians beyond the seventh grade.
Ten years ago, Zambia's Scholarship Fund (ZSF) began helping students and schools in the
remote Northern Province of Zambia. In this poor area, teachers for elementary education
are scarce and many communities have not had a teacher for years.
ZSF began by sponsoring 10 students at Kasama Teacher's College. Today, we support
over 521 college students and 756 high school students. We have also created over 223
jobs by paying teachers to teach in poor and rural village schools.
Zambia's Scholarship Fund is listed as an approved charity in
the Combined Federal Campaign's annual publication of
501(c)(3) charities. To locate us in the publication, our
CFC number is 10806.
ZSF also works with USAID, African Vision of Hope, Books
for Africa, and the Better Business Bureau. For more
please contact Peggy Rogers.
reported by Doug Nielsen
Foreign visitors to high schools
and colleges in Zambia are always
amazed at the seriousness and
dedication of students and
teachers in Zambia. Both the
students and teachers are
motivated, not just for what
education will do for their
personal lives but also because
they know their individual
progress will help the country
develop. And as visitors get to
know individuals better they find
inspiration in their stories.
One such story is that of Levy
Chintibe. Levy lost both of his
parents but was determined to
build a better life and help his
country. He found ways to care
for a younger sister while working
as a teaching intern and in spite of
many challenges he enrolled at
Paglory College of Education in
I met Levy while visiting Zambia
in 2010. I found him to be
friendly, intelligent, and very
hopeful of becoming a teacher.
His determination caused me to
promise him then that if he could
get admitted to college I would
sponsor his college tuition. In
2011 he was admitted to college
but just as he began his studies his
aunt, who was helping him care
for his sister, died and he had to
leave college to care for her burial
and his sister. In Zambia students
can only begin studies once a year
in January. So he had to sit out
and wait a full year. He began