Academic work sponosored girls make it to grade 8 and 10

Although education is “free” in Zambia, it’s not really free as there are a lot of costs with running a school that are not paid for by the Government and these costs have to be paid by the parents or guardians of the pupils.Often called PTA fees. And  so many people are unable to pay these school fees, due to unemployment or insufficient salaries. Fortunately, Academic Work of Sweden is supporting a lot of school girls who would have otherwise failed to go to school, mainly in the Livingstone District of Zambia

Grade 8 girls waiting to receive their school requisites

Grade 8 girls waiting to receive their school requisites

 

These girls are in grade one up to grade twelve.The Zambian education syllabus has three exams, the first exam is in the seventh grade which marks the end of primary education and one needs to pass this exam to go to secondary, the second one is in the ninth grade which is a transition from basic secondary to high school. The last exam is the grade 12 exam, this marks the end of secondary education and it determines the qualification to tertiary education.

Girls under the sponsorship program have been flocking to the office with happy faces on their success in the grade seven exams and grade nine exams respectively. They are so excited and anxious of course to know what awaits them at their new schools.Even with their hard situations at home they have kept their minds focused on their education.

Some pupils trying on their new uniforms

Some pupils trying on their new uniforms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Such achievements will surely make their sponsors proud!

Grade 10 girls pose for a photo after getting their school requisites

Grade 10 girls pose for a photo after getting their school requisites

 

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