Prospective pupils are required to fill in a detailed scholarship application, and then undergo a family interview and entrance exams. Successful students start their secondary education in Grade 8.
100% of Kucetekela Foundation students pass their Grade 9 and 12 national exams. 100% of students graduate from secondary school and 100% of graduates are enrolled and accepted to university and college. Kucetekela Foundation through its relationships with international colleges and universities helps to obtain scholarships for graduates.
Kucetekela Foundation students and alumni students are involved in many extra-curricular activities earning numerous academic, athletic and character awards.
Kucetekela Foundation is committed to providing each student with all the resources necessary to succeed. As well as tuition fees, the scholarship that each selected student receives also covers:
The Kucetekela Foundation places the students at top-performing secondary schools in Zambia. To date the foundation has partnered with four private secondary schools in Lusaka including Chalo Trust School and Pestalozzi Education Centre. The selection criteria for partner schools are:
Kucetekela mentorship program
The Kucetekela Foundation has established a mentoring system for the young Zambians it sponsors. Mentors are Zambians, or Zambian residents, who are willing to donate their time to the student and Kucetekela through periodic correspondence and one-to-one meetings with KF students. Mentors are selected based on their ability to be a positive, successful role model for the students, and their commitment to the program.
Student-mentor meetings provide the student any needed support as well as any other resources needed for their secondary education. The mentoring system provides the children with quality guidance which empowers them to grow in all areas of their lives.
The foundation helps to organise periodic meetings and events for all students and mentors, in order to cultivate camaraderie and personal relationships amongst mentors and students alike.
The Kucetekela Foundation offers a unique internship program to all students. This is offered twice during their secondary school education. The foundation has partnered with companies to offer valuable work experience to the Kucetekela students. Organisations and companies that offer this epxerience to KF students include:
Support the cause
The total cost of supporting one student for a year in the Kucetekela Foundation programme is $5,100. There are also a variety of other donation opportunities:
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