Our Sister School: Sun-Spring Charity School In Lusaka, Zambia
Many of our service projects are dedicating to improving the lives of the children at our CAS sister school. Frank Masanta, director of Sun-spring, opened the school in a very poor compound in Lusaka, Zambia, because so many children there were not able to attend school for financial reasons. At present, education in Zambia is not mandatory, nor is it affordable to many families. Mr. Masanta is working hard to change this, and stated doing so by opening a school at which fees are not required. As a result, there are now more than one hundred children from N’gombe Township who are able to go to school instead of being forced to work or beg. In addition, Mr. Masanta orchestrates education awareness events designed to pressure the Zambian government to invest more in education and children. Recently, thanks to NAISR funding, Mr. Masanta hosted the annual Children’s Gift Day (a Sun-spring holiday that he initiated), and some key government officials are now taking notice.