A social entrepreneur Frank Masanta has made a bold decision to supplement government efforts of providing quality education to vulnerable people.
Mr. Masanta runs a school called Sun-Spring Charity primary school which provides free education to children whose parents and guardians were unable to pay school fees.
He said over 200 children in Lusaka’s Ng’ombe Township have since benefited from his free education policy.
He said since the establishment of the school in 2011, the response from both learners and parents has been overwhelming.
Mr. Masanta, who is also the founder of Youth for Africa Renaissance and Faculty Organization, told ZANIS in a telephone interview that he was running Sun-Spring Charity School with the aim of helping children who cannot afford to pay school fees.
He said the American International School Rotterdam adopted his school last year in order to support it financially and to develop its infrastructure.
Mr. Masanta also said his school was currently collaborating with the International School of Lusaka under Action for Children Together programme (ACT) in order to provide quality knowledge to learners.
And Mr. Masanta has toured Shimunguwo village in Rufunsa district where he plans to open another charity school that will benefit children who cover long distances to schools.
Meanwhile, Mr. Masanta has urged the general public to help government in educating children through building community schools in areas where there are no such institutions.