Global Education Initiative - Zambia 2015

December 2015 - Global Education Initiative trained 26 educational coaches through Lark's Song's Certified Coach training program. These coaches will teach in the Centre for Success School and other educational institutions throughout the Lusaka, Zambia region.

December 2015 - Global Education Initiative trained 26 educational coaches through Lark's Song's Certified Coach training program. These coaches will teach in the Centre for Success School and other educational institutions throughout the Lusaka, Zambia region.

In May of 2015, a research trip conducted by Lark’s Song in partnership with God’s House Ministries, based out of Marion, Indiana, revealed the following information:

• The greatest needs for education in Zambia are sufficient, standardized teacher training, and readily available teaching materials.

• Lark’s Song could meet these needs for the newly constructed Centre for Success School by training teachers and by delivering materials online.

Our Lark’s Song Global Education Initiatives team included:

(from left to right)
Megan Gilmore, MA, LSCC, ACC, CPCC, LCAC
Executive Director

Emily Hathway, MA, LSCC
Collective Coaching Partner

Levi Huffman, EdD, LSCC
Collective Coaching Partner

Erica Eyer, RN, LSCC
Lark’s Song Certified Coach

Bria McCarty, LSCC
Lark’s Song Certified Coach

26 teacher, professors, pastors, and other helping professionals from around the region of Lusaka, Zambia attended 5 days of intensive onsite training to become educational coaches through our Academy program.

26 teacher, professors, pastors, and other helping professionals from around the region of Lusaka, Zambia attended 5 days of intensive onsite training to become educational coaches through our Academy program.

The initial phase of this project was made possible in large part through a grant
provided by Blackboard, Inc. and the tireless work of our board secretary, Jill Morrison.
Additional support was provided by our generous partners listed below.

We anticipated training 12 educational coaches for the Centre for Success school in the
Chilanga district of Lusaka, Zambia. We were able to do this and train an additional 14
educational coaches from other schools within the Chilanga and Lilayi districts, as well
as university professors, pastors, and school administrators.

They received five days of coach training, a hot lunch on each day, and an Academy
field bag with 3 books, an educational resource packet, a learning journal, and pens.

Once open, the Centre for Success school will have the capacity to educate 500 children that previously had no access to primary education. Lark's Song is partnering with other agencies to make this possible through educational coaching and excellent content delivery via various technologies.

Once open, the Centre for Success school will have the capacity to educate 500 children that previously had no access to primary education. Lark's Song is partnering with other agencies to make this possible through educational coaching and excellent content delivery via various technologies.

On Sunday (our day “off”), we were able to serve the servant leaders, youths, and
children in the area by leading their church services, giving the gifts mentioned on the
back of this sheet, and supplying the Centre for Success school with enough learning
notebooks, pencils, pencil sharpeners, and first aid supplies for their first 100 students.
On our last day, we were invited into homes, schools, and to walk through the streets
of the Linda compound with our new partners - committed to courageously co-creating
a world where people (including children) purposefully choose life and aliveness.

In addition to the educational training that Lark’s Song was able to provide, We were also able to bring donated supplies for the people of Chilanga, including 894 school supplies, 42 balls, 758 playground and educational items, 3155 hair care and hair supplies, 271 undergarments, 22 shirts, 7 hats, 145 toothbrushes, 186 tubes of toothpaste, 216 packages of floss, 110 feminine personal care supplies, 1000 bandaids, 1000 units of bacitracin, and 1200 protective gloves. Thanks to all who donated these supplies for the teachers and students in Zambia!

A special thanks to our generous partners:
Blackboard, Inc.
God’s House Ministries
Indiana Wesleyan University
Brad & Lara Postma
Andy & Joni Gilmore
Doug Green
Shea Langenbartels
Claire Clark & The Claire Clark Beauty Lounge
Tim & Janet Andrews
Rene Lefdahl
Erin Davis
Roger & DeAnna Breedlove
Patricia Knapp
Karen Smith
Bethany Hight
Bruner Dental
April Goodwin
Anthony & Erica Eyer
Dawn Lagerkvist & American Health Network
Erika Horner
Doniece Leshore
Cheyenne Starner
Brittany Ussery
Carole Moore
Body and Sole Salon and Day Spa
Korie Lance
Amanda Foust
Bethany Harrell
Cathy Buck
Brittany Pearson