Summary: KnowledgeBeat serves children in Zambia through educational camps in the areas of girls empowerment, HIV/AIDS awareness, and environmental education, focusing on the development of non-cognitive and soft skills. --- KnowledgeBeat provides educational camps for children in rural Zambia and has impacted 2,800 students overall to date. KnowledgeCamps are 3-5 day intensive camp programs that seek to motivate, educate, and empower middle school-aged girls and boys on gender issues, HIV/AIDS, and environmental concerns. The camps are led by local Zambian teachers and community members, both of whom are trained by KnowledgeBeat to carry out the camp activities and instruction laid out in lesson plans. KnowledgeBeat's Girls Empowerm...
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Description of Scale and Reach
KnowledgeBeat began as an initiative to deliver educational materials to schools in Zambia, and has since grown to a program that implements various KnowledgeCamps, impacting a total of 3,490 youth since its founding. It has expanded to 8 communities in Itezhi Tezhi district in Zambia, and has diversified its camps' focus to include not only Girls Empowerment, but also Environmental Health Education and HIV/AIDS Awareness.