Since its establishment in 1994, PAF has undertaken community empowerment programmes. PAF has:

Proved of basic education since 1997, now supporting 41 community schools and over 100 teachers .
Initiated and maintains 117 Adult Learning Circles in with nearly 170 facilitators and well to help people in rural areas to become self-sustainable
Facilitated the drilling of more than 30 boreholes in rural communities in Zambia
Facilitated capacity building of its partners in-
Basic Education through a UNESCO initiated project in,
Participatory School Governance & Budget Tracking supported by Commonwealth Education Fund (CEF)
The REFLECT Approach & other participatory methodologies

Built target communities mobilisation, critical reflection, and advocacy skills through REFLECT & PPRA tools, Participatory Vulnerability Analysis (PVA), STAR (Societies Tackling AIDS through Rights, TfD (Theatre for Development), Participatory School Governance (PSG).

Been awarded UNESCO’s 2008 King Sejong Literacy Prize for its Literacy & Health programme in Mazabuka.

Monitoring and Evaluation:


To improve on programme surveillance
To assess the extent to which the programme objectives are achieved.
To assess the effectiveness and impact of the programme
To identify and replicate best lessons and practices within non-formal education and rural development

Establishment of Capacity Building Learning Activity Centres (CABLACs) has continued with total number now standing at 7 (January 2009)

The main programme focus is on capacity building of PAF structures at various levels, building on their management and administrative capacities in undertaking a people driven and centred development process. For instance, in 2000, PAF initiated Capacity Building Learning Activity Centres (CABLACs) concept whose main objectives are:

To create focal points that help to enhance problem solving capacities of communities;
To reactivate sense of belonging and cohesiveness within communities.
To develop a culture of lifelong learning.

Eight of the 67 youth withdrawn from child labour were recently (November 2008) trained in assembling solar lamps to generate an income.
More Achievements:

Advocacy materials disseminated
2 videos- “Struggle and Resistance” and “Broken Silence”) produced
Communities’ levels of awareness on violence against women and harsh economic environment
Networking and Linkages enhanced
Sharing of information with international networks broadened
Local and international networks and linkages established and nurtured
PAF’s capacity to interpret and influence decisions about EFA enhanced
Advocacy for policy changes in EFA both in Zambia, region and globally enhanced.
Influenced creation of National Education Coalition.
PAF played a leadership role in advancement of EFA goals.

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