Throughout the month of May, Key Clubs worldwide are invited to join the exciting Spring Forward — Start Strong: Zambia campaign. This initiative champions the importance of early childhood education and empowers clubs to make a difference.

Key facts about Start Strong: Zambia and early childhood education:

  • Rapid brain growth: During early childhood, the brain undergoes remarkable development, with 90% of its growth completed by age 5. Every dollar raised contributes to nurturing young minds.
  • Innovative community centers: Funds raised will support the creation of innovative community centers for children. These centers provide a safe space for learning, play and growth.
  • Zambia’s youth population: More than half of Zambia’s 19.5 million people are under 18, so investing in education is crucial. Your efforts directly impact their future.

Your contribution is essential for kids who are learning and growing. Join us on this journey! Learn more here.

Need some creative fundraising ideas? Try one of these suggestions for raising money through pledges:

  1. Read-a-thon. Dive into the world of books and knowledge. Participants commit to read a certain number of pages or books throughout May and seek pledges from friends and family based on their reading achievements. 📚🌟
  2. Fitness-a-thon. Move for a cause! Participants move their feet for a specific number of hours or until they reach their fundraising goal. Whether it’s walking, dancing or even hula hooping, every move counts — and raises money to empower young minds in Zambia. 💃🏃‍♀️🧘‍♀️
  3. Talent-a-thon. Shine the spotlight on skills! Encourage participants to host a talent show. Singers, dancers, jugglers, magicians — everyone’s invited! 🌟🎤🎭
  4. Stream-a-thon. Does your sponsoring school or organization have access to a radio or TV station? Broadcast music, stories and community spirit — all in support of early childhood education. Partner with local businesses to sponsor specific hours or certain songs. Encourage listeners to call in with pledges. For every pledge received, unlock challenges. Maybe it’s a dance-off between hosts, a karaoke showdown or a hilarious trivia round. The more calls, the more funds flow toward Zambia’s young learners. 🎙️🌟🔊