African Revival believes that education is the key to overcoming poverty, and their vision is an Africa where every child has equal access to quality education. Known for their holistic, responsive and innovative approach, they work with primary and nursery schools in Uganda and Zambia, two of the poorest countries in the world, to allow every child to fulfil their potential. They don’t just build classrooms, they empower whole communities – pupils, teachers and parents – to transform government- and parent-run schools into thriving learning environments that build brighter, better futures.
African Revival's vision is an Africa where every child has equal access to quality education, as the organization believes that education is the key to overcoming poverty. African Revival's holistic approach, the organization have worked with primary and nursery schools in Uganda, Zambia & South Sudan since 2005 – some of the poorest countries in the world – to allow every child to fulfil their potential.
In Uganda they work in the Acholi sub-region in the north. For two decades northern Uganda was the centre of a brutal civil war that saw 2 million people uprooted from their homes and tens of thousands kidnapped, mutilated or killed. With peace restored in 2006, the people of northern Uganda are rebuilding their lives, but the effect on Uganda’s schooling system has been long-standing. Many of the NGO’s that arrived to support in the immediate post-conflict setting have now left, but African Revival remains to work with schools and communities to reverse the legacy of poverty and under-development compounded by the war.
Despite four decades of peace, Zambia remains one of the poorest and least developed nations in Africa with around two-thirds of Zambians living below the international poverty line. The Kalomo District remains one of the most impoverished in the Southern Province with some of the lowest examination results in the country according to Government statistics. They are now the only organisation supporting the Kalomo District Education Board to strengthen the quality of primary education in the region, since a number of large international NGOs have ended programmes. Despite the challenges communities face, both parents and teachers are working towards a better education for their children and they are proud to work in partnership with them.
In South Sudan they have dramatically expanded their partnership work, improving the infrastructure and capacity in three regions, Maridi, Yei and Kajo Keji. Sadly, civil strife continues to wreak havoc in many parts of the country. Thankfully the communities live away from the main areas of conflict, although Yei suffers from sporadic fighting.
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