BLESSINGS LIGHTHOUSE OPEN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
While the Zambian Government permits for Community Schools to employ teachers that have a simple 9th through 12th Grade Education, we recognize how this severely hinders the education the students receive daily within the crucial foundation of their Primary Education
LET'S SEND THEM TO COLLEGE!
$6,000 PER TEACHER
Full sponsorships will cover the full 4-year certification for each teacher - including course fees, text books, and transportation expenses
Position: Head Teacher
Certification Course: School Business Administration
Madame Kabika - wife and mother of 2 beautiful children - is a fully Certified Primary School Teacher who joined the BLOCS team in January of 2017 as a Grade 7 Teacher. Under her direction, this was the first year that 100% of all Grade 7 students passed their National Exam. In 2018 she kept her position of Grade 7 Teacher, and assumed the role of head teacher - taking on the crucial task of empowering a team of 8 teachers, of which 5 had no formal university training in education.
She has now stepped out of the classroom to free herself to adequately oversee the administration of the school, while mentoring and working one-on-one with the development of her entire teaching team. In this, Madame Kabika desires to equip herself with the tools that will ensure she directs the school in the best way possible to achieve their highest goals!
Position: Grade 4 Teacher
Certification Course: Primary Education Certification
Mr. Nkunkwila, husband and father of 3 came to the BLOC School in 2017 having completed the Primary Education Certification course at a local college that offers courses with drastically lower fees. Very soon after, it was evident that the education he received at this College was not as high a standard as it could have been.
Madame Kabika sees great potential in Mr. Nkunkwila and petitioned support for him to return to a more reputable college that would provide him with a more solid training!
Position: Pre-Grade Teacher
Certification Course: Early Childhood Education for Primary
Losing her father at a young age set off a series of life struggles for Charity. Her mother had to leave her with her grandparents, as she moved away to find better paying work. She labored hard in farming fields with her grandparents, all while trying to keep working hard at school studies. Life took more twists and turns, making it difficult to keep her education a priority. But God was watching over her life, and put people in the right place, at each and every turn; enabling her to complete her Grade 12 certificate. Charity joined the BLOCS team in 2021, to take on the position of Pre-Grade Teaching Assistant.
In early 2022, she stepped into the Pre-Grade Teaching position, and has shown great passion and skill for these littlest of learners. Sponsoring her in her Early-Childhood Education Certificate will solidify the classroom structure for our pre-grade students, and we will see soaring success for each year they advance at BLOCS!
Lead Teacher & Grade 2 Teacher
Grade 6 Teacher
Grade 3 Teacher