Three thousand and two hundred girls have benefited from the 50-million-kwacha worth of bursary support to vulnerable children from the United Kingdom government since 2015.
British High Commissioner to Zambia Fergus Cochrane-Dyet says the bursaries also include children with disabilities.
Mr. Cochrane-Dyet says this is part of his government’s commitment to foster equal opportunities to people living with disabilities.
He has called on organisations and individuals to reflect and recommit themselves in order to achieve a society where disability will not determine a person’s ability to realize their full potential.
Mr. Cochrane-Dyet was speaking during an event to celebrate persons with disabilities.
Meanwhile, British Council Country Director David Pardoe said it is encouraging to see that the efforts are yielding results because most of the beneficiaries have completed their education.
And three girls who are visually impaired, thanked the British Council for the bursaries which enabled them complete their secondary education and appealed for continued support to enable them go into tertiary institutions.