Bayport Zambia: Education for street children
Joyce Chigulu is a policewoman in Chingola. She lives on a farm with her husband and five children. In her line of work, she meets many orphaned street children who are starving and homeless. Joyce was very upset by the condition these children were living in and was determined to do something about it and make a change in their lives. She came to Bayport Financial Services with an idea to build a school for these orphaned street children and was granted a small business loan to help her start her dream.
Today, the school has 50 pupils that are aged between six and 15. They receive lessons in English, Mathematics, Science, and Environmental Science. There are two full-time employees, one of which is Joyce’s 22-year-old son, Tulani. Joyce pays the salaries of her employees from her police salary and relies on the local community for donations to help keep the school running.
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