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Education Support Programme (ESP)

Education Support Programme (ESP)

Summary: The program takes a holistic approach to supporting orphaned and vulnerable youth through education support, professional coaching, and job-sourcing. --- Since 1991, ITEZO has supplied secondary students from various schools in Lusaka with scholarships (school and exam fees), providing them with an opportunity to continue and complete their education with the hope that in the future they will be able to work to earn a decent living and move out of the poverty in which they find themselves. ITEZO recently underwent an organizational review and assessment. The need to track alumni was highlighted as well as the need for an innovative approach to address the issue of high levels of unemployment recorded in Zambia. It was clear th...

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Education Support Programme (ESP)

The program takes a holistic approach to supporting orphaned and vulnerable youth through education support, professional coaching, and job-sourcing.

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  • Description of Scale and Reach

    ITEZO recently underwent an organizational review and assessment. The need to track alumni was highlighted as well as the need for an innovative approach to address the issue of high levels of unemployment recorded in Zambia. It was clear that even following completion of students' studies, there is no guarantee of employment to ensure that the poverty cycle is broken. The new Education Support Programme (ESP) works to ensure that beneficiaries of formal education scholarships are assisted all the way to financial independence. A funding and financial model (detailed in the program description) that is more sustainable has since been adopted.

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    Zambia