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Africa Strong was created in Fall 2016 by Emily Guidry and Diego Cruz-Burbano after spending the summer in Livingstone, Zambia. Working in the community school system, both realized there is an urgent need to help improve the system and the methods of education. According to UNICEF, only 4 out of 5 children in Zambia attend primary school and only 1 out of 3 children continue to secondary school. Emily and Diego created the organization to bring funds and knowledge back to Livingstone and give the children an opportunity to learn.

The charity was recently registered and has received its 501(c)3 status approval.

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