Lusaka Girls
Secondary School

Lusaka Girls Secondary School (LGSS), in central Lusaka, has 28 classrooms, 82 teachers, and 1901 female students from grades 8 to 12.

Some of the challenges faced at LGSS (as reported by LGSS administration):

  • class sizes of 55-60 students
  • absenteeism
  • lateness and lack of concentration due to walking up to 11km (2 hours) for classes that start at 7:30 AM
  • low pass rate in national exams
  • and overall “keeping the girls in school”. 

LGSS has a strong agricultural program, including a fish pond (farm), and grows seasonal crops on campus, with room for expansion.

Libala Basic School

Libala Basic School has 1700 children, from Kindergarten to Grade 9, and is located in an underprivileged area of Lusaka. It will cost $40,000 to provide permanent digital education tools for all teachers and students at Libala Basic School.

Cobet Community School

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About Zambia

“Zambia has achieved near universal primary school completion levels – national statistics indicate a completion rate of 91.8 per cent at Grade 7. But this masks considerable regional disparities, with the northern region recording 81.3 per cent (72 per cent for female students) and Lusaka a rate of 78.6 per cent. For children in the early years, the coverage of care, learning and education services remains persistently low. Overall, girls continue to be at a disadvantage with a large number of them dropping out in the upper primary and secondary grades, and poorer levels of transition to junior secondary and senior secondary levels…


…Other barriers to children transitioning and completing secondary school include school fees introduced in Grade 8, other costs related to education (such as the cost of not otherwise contributing to household income), and the long distances to many schools. For girls at secondary level, there are also barriers around the lack of menstrual hygiene facilities, the low value placed by some communities on girls’ receiving a secondary education, teenage pregnancy, and child marriage.”