The name of our community Foundation is TUSEKWILE IMITI IKULA, which translates into English as “cultivating children’s potential”, and is abbreviated as TIIF. As a human-centered NGO, registered with the relevant authorities in Zambia, TIIF is a non-political, not-for-profit, non-tribal and non-religious organization working for social development of vulnerable and less privileged people.
TIIF is located in the Sansamwenje rural community in the Isoka District of the Muchinga Province in Northern Zambia. The children in the Sansamwenje community have no access to early childhood education as there is only one public primary school. Additionally, most parents are small scale farmers whose income cannot sustain the basic costs of their children's education. Subsequently, less than 3% of children have obtained early childhood education, which has many negative consequences for our community.
The foundation’s aim is to fill this gap by providing educational services for the most vulnerable and marginalized children in the district. Since its foundation in 2017, the Foundation has established a thatched structure and employed two community teachers to teach the fifty scholarship-supported children who are currently enrolled at the TIIF school. We need to do more.
As part of a long term goal to build several schools in Sansamwenje community, TIIF's current project is to finish a new building capable of housing 300 children so as to allow more vulnerable children to have access to early childhood education.
See more details on the TIIF's Projects page
Our work is aimed at complementing government efforts in promoting the right to education and achieving Sustainable Development Goal number four, whose objective is to promote Quality Education. Our project caught the attention of the national news channels and this report aired on the Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation (ZNBC) news in April 2021.