AACDP Homework Club
Three high school students study on weekends
When the pandemic closed schools in Zambia in late March, our three high school students suffered the most. They have had very spotty educational experience due to extreme poverty and itineracy. All three have had to work twice as hard as others to even pass their courses. We were worried that a prolonged absence from school would seriously affect their hard won study skills. For this reason we began an informal home school at our offices in Livingstone which was funded by some of our sponsors. We hired several teachers to cover the 8 subjects being taught at the local high school which had just closed and those three came everyday.
It was clear after a short whole how much they all benefitted from the individual attention. The students enthusiastically attended regularly and were disappointed when the schools opened in June to have to give up the tutoring. Again we found sponsors to underwrite a weekend Homework Club. I was amazed at the commitment the young people showed, coming both Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 4. I wish we had thought of this before.