Supporting a School
Key to the success of the Foundation's wildlife and environmental protection
initiative is the development of a positive and sustainable interface with the Nsefu
Sector community. Youth education and community outreach are the means by which
residents can be taught to support anti-poaching efforts.
The Nsefu Sector is very large and very poor. Nsefu Wildlife and Zikomo Safari HAVE been the principal fundraising source of financial support for the Chabwera school. The school has grown from 60 students to 276 and has two teachers and one administrator.
Chief Nsefu had originally requested from us...a larger school with multiple classrooms, but funding thus far has allowed for one classroom to be built with hopes in the near future to construct two more. Nsefu Wildlife and Zikomo Safari have been seeking sources of funding to complete the Chabwera school vision. The first classroom has been completed and is an incredible success! Each classroom costs $10,000 and each classroom will require more teachers for the children.
The lodge has also provided $100.00 a month for each of the three teachers, or
$3,600/year. The per diem cost for each child is$10.00 per term. There are three terms
per year, so the annual cost is $1,800 ($10.00 X 3 terms X 60 students). The total
annual school operating cost is then $7,200.