The ZCD Foundation is currently constructing four primary schools in rural Sierra Leone. These community schools, averaging 200 pupils, are built on a makeshift structure made of perforated thatch, that leaks profusely during the rainy season. The ZCD foundation, in collaboration with New York Knicks basketball player Amare Stoudemire, is working diligently to enhance education of the poor by giving them opportunities to choose their own careers. A six classroom building, 2 three classroom buildings , a water well and latrines in each of the three locations are being constructed for the use of pupils and teachers. The project requires furniture, learning and teaching materials, school support for vulnerable children, and a training structure for community and untrained teachers. The objective is to support the education of potential youth learning at all levels in an environmentally friendly manner.

The ZCD Foundation to date has constructed twenty four hand dug wells in four communities. The  former source of drinking water and domestic chores for these  populations was from dirty and contaminated streams and rivers. The provision of these hand pumps, well funded by London Mining Company and implemented by ZCD Foundation, has alleviated the sufferings of these communities and significantly reduced the occurrence of preventable water-related diseases such as typhoid, diarrhea and cholera. This component requires working implements and funds for rehabilitation as well as construction.

The ZCD Foundation is currently involved in assisting farmers to improve their lives and livelihoods through agricultural support to community based organizations. Currently the ZCD Foundation is servicing over 500 farmers and cultivating over 250 acres for rice cultivation alone. The ZCD Foundation is supporting various forms of agricultural activities, such as purchasing power tillers for vegetable production, for livelihood ventures. This component requires agricultural implements and machines such as tractors, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and fumigants.

New York Knicks basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire's "Each One Teach One Foundation" has teamed up with the ZCD Foundation. In August of 2008 he visited water well sites in Gao Village and Makereh and met with the President, Vice President and Minister of Sports of Sierra Leone to solidify his support of the Foundation's efforts in promoting the welfare of devastated and impoverished Sierra Leoneans. The work that the ZCD Foundation has started with Stoudemire’s foundation to provide clean drinking water is a high priority for majority of the populace and has created a tremendous positive impact on the lives of the at risk communities. The high death toll, particularly with women and children, caused by preventable water and sanitation related diseases is being combated with Stoudemire and ZCD's collaborative efforts. Stoudemire's visit was not only motivational for youth in sports, but it gave a new public face to ZCD's goals.


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