In February 2013 the partnership launched its scholarship scheme to further the work of Siavonga Nutrition Group and Swansea-Siavonga Partnership by assisting needy widows and orphans in Africa. Supporting the education of achieving children will to enable them to fulfil their potential and generate income to sustain their families. Donations will provide for education, school items, meals for children, teacher’s salaries and even help to pay university fees and cost of living for the students.
As of 2014, six children have been successfully funded by the scheme from four schools in Siavonga, including one orphanage. Your money would go directly towards the funding of more children through education that they would otherwise be unable to afford.
In particular, the education of girls is critical since educated women are more likely to educate their own children - ending the cycle of illiteracy in a generation.
An extra year of girls education
can reduce infant mortality by
5-10% and reduce the spread of
HIV/AIDS and other preventable
Providing a girl with one extra
year of education beyond the
average boosts her future wage
Of the 793 million illiterate
people in the world,
two-thirds are female.