The UNICEF home page has the heading “African children left behind from educational opportunities.”
・ Children are working to support the household
・ Can’t pay the tuition and materials
・ School facilities are not in place
Half of the Zambian handball players who visited Japan in 2016 were dropouts from school. The reasons are as pointed out by UNICEF.
Since then, in five years, six players have graduated.
Even after graduating, they don’t have a job, becoming security guards and selling charcoal for their family for living.
Graduation qualifications do not always promise employment. There is a total shortage of employment. Education gives us wisdom for living, but it doesn’t promise work.
They must create a job themself. They probably need a little more wisdom. Second career support began with such awareness.
We have started with three players to learn business, research, and management. We will continue to support them so that they can live their own life.