Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

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our approach in zambia

Dazzle Africa believes deeply in the transformative power of education because a great education can change everything.

The education vision of Dazzle Africa is to provide holistic economic and academic support to students and their families in Mfuwe, Zambia. We focus on supporting students who have the academic abilities and mindset but do not have the economic means to leverage education as a catalyst. Our educational scholarships have a primary emphasis on tertiary education (post high school) so that young people are empowered to chase their dreams and create a thriving future for themselves and their community.

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Mercy Njobvu

Sponsorship 2018-2024
University of Zambia, Veterinary Medicine
Sponsored By: Lacey Miller

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Maston Banda

Sponsorship 2016-2021
Eden Institute, Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine
Sponsored By: Gretchen Prins, Amanda Morrison, Holmes Family, Joe Stallings, Heidi & Howard Osterman

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Jesscline Mwembela

Sponsorship 2013-2022
Mambwe Boarding School, 11th Grade
Sponsored By: Ana Vegega

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Festus Phiri

Sponsorship 2013-2021
Mambwe Boarding School, 12th Grade
Sponsored By: Leota Tucker and Joe Stallings

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Edith Banda

Sponsorship 2016-2019
National Institute of Public Information, Public Prosecutor
Sponsored By: Carl Parrish, Dawn Gordon, Natalie & Tim Green, and Sara Healy

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Abel Mwila

Sponsorship 2015-2019
University of Lusaka, Public Health
Sponsored By: Michael Binger, Praful & Sushila Desai, Elizabeth Brooks, and Sebastian & Yuri Schubl

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Elias Banda

Sponsorship 2012-2016
Paglory College, Secondary School Teaching
Sponsored By: Michael Binger

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Maureen Mwanza

Sponsorship 2013-2020
Mfuwe Day Secondary School, 10th Grade
Sponsored By: Bill Malesich

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Simon Banda

Sponsorship 2014-2020
Mfuwe Day Secondary School, 10th Grade
Sponsored By: Leota Tucker and Joe Stallings

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Nelly Nkhoma

Sponsorship 2013-2015 & 2016-2019
Information and Communications University, Master of Design and Technology
Sponsored By: Jennifer Buchholz & Carl Parrish

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Fitzgerald Mukumbi

Sponsorship 2016-2020
University of Zambia, Veterinary Medicine
Sponsored By: Zur Attias

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Violet Ngoma

Sponsorship 2013-2016 & 2020
Zambia Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Studies
Sponsored By: Claudia Zundel & Sharon Liu

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Beeyan Ngoma

Sponsorship 2013-2015
Chipata Trades Institute, Mechanics
Sponsored By: Bill Malesich

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Jackson Masaninga

Sponsorship 2012-2014
Chipata Trades Institute, Mechanics
Sponsored By: Dazzle Africa & Jennifer Buchholz

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Mary Kalinda

Sponsorship 2013-2017
Lundazi Boarding Secondary School
Sponsored By: Bill Malesich

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Philimon Sakala

Sponsorship 2012 – 2015
General Nursing Council of Zambia, Certified Midwife
Sponsored By: Dazzle Africa founders

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Thomas Mwanza

Sponsorship 2018
Cavendish University, Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Sponsored By: Jodi & Guy Wells

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Ruth Chitindi

Sponsorship 2018
Community Development Staff Training College, Certificate Programme
Sponsored By: GRACE & Boldly Embody Life

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Aaron Mbewe

Sponsorship 2015-2016
Mfuwe Day Secondary School
Sponsored By: Nancy Law & Mike Paredes

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Margaret Phiri

Sponsorship Start and End: 2015-2017
City University College of Science and Technology, Clinical Medicine
Sponsored By: Zur Attias

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Kelvin Phiri

Sponsorship 2013-2017
Chiwalatala Elementary School
Sponsored By: Leota Tucker

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Likando Maimbolwa

Sponsorship 2016-2020
Lusaka Apex Medical University, Nursing
Sponsored By: Zur Attias, Brenda Rusnak, Amie Leadingham & Friends

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Brian Banda

Sponsorship 2020-2024
Cavendish University, Clinical Science
Sponsored By: Dana Balaban

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Joy Banda

Sponsorship 2016 – 2017
Copperstone University, Nursing
Sponsored By: Zur Attias

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Emma Kanyembo

Sponsorship 2013 – 2017
Evelyn Hone College, Lusaka Secondary School Teaching
Sponsored By: Lacey Miller

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Kennedy Kaira

Sponsorship  2012-2013
Sponsored By: Dazzle Africa founders

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Anderson Chulu

Sponsorship 2015 – 2016
Chipata Trades Institute, Mechanics
Sponsored By: Jeanne Frost

Education in zambia

The truth is, education is not just about one person, the effects reach the entire community.

Education for students in Zambia starts at around seven years old when they enter school in grade one. Within government-funded schools, grade one to grade seven students receive a free education. At grade seven, students will sit for their Certificate of Primary Education and if they pass will continue through to grade eight where they will then have to start paying school fees. At the end of grade nine, students sit for their exams and at grade twelve, their exams will determine if they are eligible to attend college, university, or a trade school within Zambia.

Educational obstacles in Zambia:

  • Girls often have to quit school around age 13 to financially support their family, collect water and take care of younger siblings
  • 60% of people in rural Zambia live on less than $1.90 a day, creating an additional burden for parents to educate their children
  • The majority of our students are first-generation college students and the first to navigate higher education
  • 1 out of 3 girls between ages 15 and 19 have been pregnant

At Dazzle Africa, we strive to help break these cycles through sponsoring the most vulnerable and hard-working students in the region.

Our sponsors are committed to the long-term investment of each child’s education. Sponsors provide annual funding that covers:

  • Tuition
  • Room and Board
  • Transportation
  • School Supplies
  • Other services as needed
  • Leadership opportunities when appropriate

Ongoing communication with students allows us to share updates with sponsors that include: academic reports, letters from the student and a recent photo 2 times a year. You can also join us on safari and meet your Zambian student during your trip of a lifetime!

To sponsor a student is to change a life. Contact us to learn more.

hands over zambia

An Entrepreneurial Marketplace

Hands Over Zambia provides skills-based training to Mfuwe Secondary School teachers to develop a self-sustaining, student-run Entrepreneurial Arts Class and Market. Proceeds help expand the market offering the school’s lunch meal program that feeds over 700 students every day.

Trainings are conducted on an annual basis by an educational business advisor familiar with and knowledgeable about the local Zambian region and culture. The training curriculum emphasizes identifying and creating profitable art products as well as marketing techniques geared toward local tourists visiting the Market at Mfuwe Day Secondary School.

Entrepreneurial education provides both economic and social prospects to combat systemic poverty; it boosts self-esteem, increases innovative thinking, and improves academic performance by providing experiential education opportunities. The skills that staff and students acquire in this program can be used for years and generations.

In addition, this serves as the beginning of a sustainable tourism program, incorporating small business training, economic development through the sales of local crafts and appreciation for the local wildlife that propel tourists to visit the valley.

Entrepreneurship is rooted in innovative thinking and design. Teaching students to think and be entrepreneurial through the ongoing development of this market will provide students’ employment preference post-graduation.

What are you waiting for?