St. Nicholas Community School endeavours to educate and impart life skills to vulnerable children so that they become self-reliant. It has a total number of 1,444 pupils aged from 6 to 20. Most of them fail to proceed to tertiary education after completing their primary or secondary education because they are unable to pay the school fees. As a result they end up abusing alcohol, drugs, getting into early marriages and indulging in other life threatening issues. The centre intends to offer a safe environment and skills such as as art crafts, carpentry, bricklaying, tailoring, shoe making etc. We believe that it will give them hope and sustainable employment opportunities.
Access to childhood education and high quality education is vital in starting to reduce the high levels of illiteracy and poverty in the rural and urban areas like Chambishi in particular and Zambia in general.
Your favourable response to our appeal will be highly appreciated. May God bless you.