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.

Presenting Emily With Her Scholarship Pack
Presenting Emily With Her Scholarship Pack
Our Six Scholarship Recipients
Our Six Scholarship Recipients
Presenting Mutinta With Her Scholarship Pack
Presenting Mutinta With Her Scholarship Pack
Education Packs Given to Scholarship Recipients
Education Packs Given to Our Scholarship Recipients

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.

If all children in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills 171 MILLION could be lifted out of poverty. A child born to a literate woman is twice as likely to live past age five

 

10pcent

An extra year of girls education
can reduce infant mortality by
5-10% and reduce the spread of
HIV/AIDS and other preventable
diseases.

20pcent

Providing a girl with one extra
year of education beyond the
average boosts her future wage
by 20%

 

67pcent
Of the 793 million illiterate
people in the world,
two-thirds are female.