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Rebuilding education in Zimbabwe

February 23, 2011

With Plan's help, school lessons under trees are now a thing of the past for thousands of children in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe once boasted the best education system in Africa - but the country's economic collapse has left it in tatters. School infrastructure is non-existant in some places, drop out rates have soared as parents can't afford to pay school fees and many teachers have emigrated to South Africa to find work.

Plan's support

Plan invests more in education than any other program area to ensure that children and young people get the knowledge and life skills they need to realize their full potential. In Zimbabwe, Plan has helped nearly 30,000 children receive an education through projects such as investing in infrastructure, providing supplies, and paying school fees for orphans and vulnerable children.

Revision classes are also being run for primary school children who fell behind due to the economic crisis. More than 6,000 pupils in 142 schools have so far attended - helping to boost pass rates dramatically.

Find out more about Plan's work in Zimbabwe

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