ZOCS acquires 63,000 pairs of shoes for vulnerable children

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The Zambia Open Community Schools ( ZOCS ) says it has given
63,480 pairs of school shoes worth K1.9 million to vulnerable
children in community schools in seven districts of the
country.

ZANIS reports that ZOCS Finance Manager Charity Mwansa says
39,395 shoes pairs of shoes worth K1.9 million in conjunction
with the Child Fund International will be distributed in Kabwe,
Kapiri Mposhi, Mkushi and Serenje districts in Central
province.

The rest will be shared by Masaiti district on the Copperbelt
Province, Chiawa and Chikankata Districts in Southern Province.

ZANIS reports that She said this during the launch of the
distribution exercise at Makululu ‘C’ Primary School in Kabwe
where 500 pairs of shoes were distributed.

“We have no doubt that the foot wear will not only give some
children an opportunity and dignity to own a pair of shoes but
will surely put smiles on the faces of our learners in
community schools and many others who will benefit from the
donation,” she said.

And Central Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Felix Mangwato
says that government cherishes partnerships in the provision of
quality education.

He said the donation will help children concentrate on their
education as the shoes will boost their confidence.

Meanwhile Kabwe District Education Standards Officer for
Special Education Ezilly Mwaanga said ZOCS had contributed
immensely to the growth of the education sector through its
support to community schools.

Ms Mwaanga also said the donation will boost confidence for the
learners thereby improving performance in community schools in
the district.

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