In Zambia, the Pope John XXIII Community's Cicetekelo Project provides shelter for street children and youth in Ndola. The young people involved in the project-more than 300-receive shelter, food, care, education and job training.
"Cicetekelo," in the local language (Bemba) means "hope," because since its inception in 1997, the mission carried out by the Community together with volunteers has been to give areal and concrete opportunity to the many children who would otherwise be forced to live on the streets .
In fact, the project has always placed great importance on the right to education, in the belief that it is fundamental in helping the younger generations build a different and better future for themselves, thus becoming a valuable resource for the society in which they live.
The large center of "Cicetekelo" seeks every year to improve the educational services offered in order to be able to offer more and more children and young people the opportunity to become protagonists of their own lives and history. This fundraiser was created precisely to enhance the center's educational and training offerings through:
- the purchase of new school supplies, particularly books and manuals, to enable the start of the eighth grade at the project's community school. The Zambian school system is divided into 12 years, but currently the Cicetekelo community school only goes up to grade seven. Starting the eighth grade would be really important because it would allow us to take our kids for an extra piece of the road.
- The purchase of a printer, which is now indispensable for the creation of school materials and study.
- the activation of a microloan fund to be given to particularly deserving children who wish to attend college or start a business after finishing school.
Help us now with a donation. Or multiply your contribution by creating your own fundraiser to share with your friends and family. The network expands and together we reach the finish line! Every contribution counts for the children and youth of Cicetekelo! Come on, are you in?
You can also donate by bank transfer or postal bulletin.
IBAN: IT04 X030 6909 6061 0000 0008 036
POSTAL ACCOUNT: 12148417
Both payable to: Pope John XXIII Community Association
Reason to specify: 23R016 school support Cicetekelo