Our Work

EBZEF started with a commitment to educate any girl in Lumwana West desiring to continue her education. The following table and graph show the number of girls receiving an EBZEF scholarship by grade since the program began.  Educational scholarships include school fees, books and supplies, uniforms, tutorial and exam fees, plus room and board for students at Mwinilunga and Mukenge High Schools for grades 10-12.

Beth's Girls Chart

Beth's Girls2

As EBZEF evolved, it became clear that more resources for education are important in Lumwana West. The memorial library and community center, built and furnished by EBZEF and many partners, is complete and filled with furniture and 22,000 lbs of books. We raised enough money to install a solar electric system and purchase computers and printers. This allows all students and community members to study and gather beyond daylight hours and will bring communication and distance learning opportunities into the community.

EBZEF hopes to support Lumwana West in becoming a certified high school so that students in the community do not have to attend boarding school for grades 10-12.