PestalozziWorld holds a significant place with Edulution as the flagship location and sponsor partner. We began a pilot program in January 2014 at Pestalozzi Education Centre. When we saw its potential, we then mirrored it at PestalozziWorld’s Kasisi boarding site in rural Lusaka. Since then we’ve expanded to a handful of community schools and orphanages surrounding the Pestalozzi Kasisi site. In May of 2016, we launched our program in Luangwa Valley where 1800 rural children are registered on the program. In March 2017, more rural sites were opened in Lundazi District located in Zambia’s Eastern Province. More than 25 PestalozziWorld alumni have joined our ‘Change Tribe’ as coaches and are thriving and also earning a good income. PestalozziWorld has also been the seed sponsor partner for other centres.
|Location||Kasisi, Pestalozzi Education Centre, Luangwa & Lundazi|
|Students on Program||2400 learners in total doing 1 to 3 hours per week (500 at Kasisi, 1500 at Luangwa and 400 at PEC)|
|Program Objectives||Foundational Maths Skills to support Grade 4 through Grade 12|
|Numeracy Courses||Alpha, Bravo & Charlie Foundational courses|
|Supplementary Material||Science videos to support Zambian curriculum|
|Location & Sponsor Partner||PestalozziWorld|
|Sponsor Model||Pay for Progress|
“This (Edulution) has made me passionate about maths & as a class assistant I love it more!” – PEC Student Grade 11, Christian Chavula
“The program allows me to evaluate my teaching and ensure that my students have learned all the basic concepts.” – Luangwa Teacher, Mr.Saina
“It is so rewarding to see students loving maths! They want more and more!” – Alumni and Edulution Coach, Mulenga Mwamba
6 centres in the Luangwa Valley mark Edulution’s first completely rural, off-line, off-grid solution. Mwalilila, Mwavi and Kaunga were opened in April, with Mankhokwe and Mangelegele later following. Katondwe opened in January 2017. In total, 1800 children are served from Grades 4-9 in collaboration with local schools and the Ministry of Education. All the tablets and technology for our mobile learning centres are charged by solar power at our satellite office, the coaches reach the centres by bicycle, venturing as far as 8km away. The success of this location is sure to provide Edulution with the confidence to expand to other rural areas in Zambia.
At Kasisi, a small community based 30km from Lusaka, we are serving approximately 500 children from the Pestalozzi Village, the Kasisi Orphanage and the local surrounding community. Our coaches, armed with their mobile learning centres, operate between the sites, the furthest being a 5km bike ride away. Kasisi was where it all began for Edulution and has been the forerunner of most of our projects and testing. The objective of this project is for our students to emerge at least functionally literate in maths. Watch this 3 minute documentary that tells a story about Coach Mulenga and a student called Prosper who within 6 months went from knowing very little about maths to being functionally numerate.
Nearing the edge of Zambia’s Eastern border with Malawi, 5 centres at Lumezi, Sikatengwa, Msuzi, Lundazi and Mphamba Primary Schools mark Edulution’s second cluster of rural centres. In early 2017, more than 1,500 learners in the Lundazi area were registered on the program and are loving it! PestalozziWorld alumni who were born from the area are heading up these centres and ‘giving-back’ to the communities they hailed from, resulting in a full circle effect Edulution is proud to be a part of.