COVID-19 Youth Impact Group

 

Kucetekela Foundation has established a forum which has allowed our KF alumni from 2011-2019 to be able to reconnect and get to know each other. The aim is to be able to form the Kucetekela Foundation Alumni Association and as the alumni continue to interact. The following committees have been formed:

Entrepreneurship: Exploration of entrepreneurial ventures for the association and its members.

Publicity and Marketing: Showcase the work of KF and the association through blogs, social media articles on experiences and impact of KF on young people.

Fundraising and Sustainability: Explore and pursue fundraising initiatives to complement donor resources as well as facilitate member contributions.

Exchange Program: Utilize international networks to encourage individuals to volunteer for KF.

Academic Mentorship: Prepare Gap Year students for various examinations, university admission interviews, review university applications and essays, etc. This will include provision of support to KF students, for instance tutoring.

Events Coordination: Plan for and coordinate KF and association events including annual commemorations and anniversaries.

Tech Projects: Explore projects that focus on impact and value. These will include development of tech products such as an alumni website for sharing of opportunities, improving KF web design, apps, as well as e-learning platforms.

Emergency project: This is is group where are our alumni will come up with projects according to the situation or competition they will be involved in.
Under our emergency project group we have our COVID-19 Youth Impact Group. This group is made up of our alumni; it is being led by Mailess Phiri who is currently at the University of California, Berkeley.
 
The KF alumni led by Mailess aim to go into communities to educate them about the coronavirus, which is a global pandemic. Since the president of the Republic of Zambia, Dr. Edgar Chungu Lungu announced that examination classes will be opening in Zambia the COVID-19 Youth Impact Group started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to make masks to donate to the schools and communities.
The alumni went to the Pakachele Trust School to give out their masks and educate the children at the school on the virus.
The alumni also went to Seko Orphanage which is located in Ngombe in Lusaka,  Zambia to give out masks and educate the children at the orphanage. 
#togetherwecanbeatcovid-19
The aim of the formation of the Kucetekela Foundation Alumni Association is to support a network of our former graduates who will in turn help raise the profile of the organisation.