CFAO Motors (Zambia) Limited in partnership with World Vision Zambia (WVZ) and ZANACO Bank Plc, under the Strong girls Strong Zambia project, will undertake an education project in Pemba District, Southern Province. This project is aimed at improving the learning environment for the children of Kanchomba Primary & Secondary School through key infrastructure development.

This education project will reach 800 girls as follows:

• 500 girls aged 12years to 18year that are still in school and at risk of getting married

• 300 girls that were either retrieved from early marriage or dropped out of school and wish to further their education.

 Through this partnership we aim to eradicate child marriages and incorporate more girls, from rural communities, into the education system. Speaking at the launch CFAO Motors (Zambia) Limited Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dino Bianchi stated that, “CFAO is committed to uplifting rural education standards in Zambia, especially girl child school completion rates”. CFAO Motors (Zambia) Limited, operating as Toyota Zambia, has in the last 7 years funded infrastructure development of 6 schools, 5 with WVZ as its implementing partner.  These schools include James Corboy School in Mazabuka, Ndaiwala Basic School in Lundazi District, Nyasowe Primary School in Kalumbila District, Milando Primary School in Mungwi District, Hippo Pool Community School in Chingola, and we are currently finalizing a girls’ boarding house at Kapisha Basic School in Shiwang’andu”, he said.  

 CFAO Motors (Zambia) Limited in partnership with WVZ and ZANACO Bank plc will undertake the following projects at Kanchomba School in Pemba District:

• Construction of a 1×3 classroom block valued at ZMW 1,100,000

• Construction of an ablution block valued at ZMW700,000

• Provision of desks for the new classroom block as well as various reading materials.

Through this project, we not only seek to improve the infrastructure at the school, but also specifically aim to improve the Girl-Child school completion rate as this will help to improve the standing of women in our communities.