The Chipakata Children’s Academy in Zambia, Africa, provides a comprehensive primary school education (grades 1-6) for the children of the Chipakata Village community, who previously had to walk more than 7 km (4.3 miles) each way to the nearest school. The school’s curriculum incorporates arts-based education programs, which are central to our mission. The school will also serve orphans and children of need from the local community, who will be provided with necessary full-time housing and care.
The first phase of the project, comprised of an academic building and multiple teacher’s housing structures, recently opened for enrollment in January 2015. Community residents have been key participants in the development and construction process and will continue to actively partner with 14+ Foundation to ensure the project’s long term success, and our facility will serve these local residents through educational programs as well as other important community-based initiatives, including a focus on long-term sustainability using local agricultural methods and other means. LEARN MORE