When they thought there is no more hope to exceed with their education, their long awaited chance has arrived to some primary school pupils whose journey to success was cut short in Salima.
At least 3200 primary school dropouts will breath a sigh of relief following the rolling of a project by the Center for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education (CYECE) in the district who will bring back to classes these children.
The organisation’s director of programmes, Edward Banda said the project targets the most vulnerable children of the school going who are failing to access education due to problems which the project is ready to give a helping hand.
The director disclosed the project’s plans on Tuesday when he was presenting the project at the district’s executive committee for scrutiny as well as appreciation of the yet another promising back to school project.
“We are targeting 3200 most less privileged children, who are street children, those engaged in child labour, orphans and abused girls, because they are currently having no hope for their future” Said Banda
Edward Banda further disclosed that the project which will run until 2020 is pegged at £800, 000, which is close to MK758 Million from the comic relief UK, under the Inclusive Education Initiative (IEI).
In his remarks, the district’s director of planning and development, (DPD), Ernest Kaphuka thanked CYECE for considering the district taking into account statistical trends which puts the district at a higher level as far as school drop outs are concerned.
Ernest Kaphuka has since pleaded with the organisation to consider drawing a condusive monitoring and reporting mechanism so that the set standards are not missed throughout the implementation period.