President Hakainde Hichilema commends World Vision’s work
The President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Mr. Hakainde Hichilema has commended the work being done by World Vision in Zambia to empower vulnerable communities to overcome poverty. Speaking when he toured a World Vision exhibition stand in Monze in Katimba ward after officiating at the Climate-Smart agriculture and early drought intervention event, the head of state said he was aware of the work the organisation was doing to empower farmers to better their lives.
Children Make their Voices Heard
Children from across various parts of Zambia have implored World Vision Zambia leadership to continue heeding the voice of children as the organisation implements various programs in communities.
The children were speaking during a special children's forum where they interacted with World Vision Zambia National Director, John Hasse and some of the organization’s Child Protection team.
World Vision wins Project Zero 2022 Disability Award
World Vision's Zambia office has been recognised for its innovative solutions that support the rights and lives of persons with disabilities at the ZeroCon 2022 Awards ceremony held in Austria.
Currently, World Vision is the second-largest provider of clean water in Zambia, after the Government.
Meet our Zambia security manager making strides in male-dominated field
There are careers for all, and those believed to be for males only –or rather, male-dominated. But there are some women who have shattered glass ceilings to not only pursue those male-dominated careers but also succeed at them.
One such woman is Sylvia Phiri, World Vision's Security Manager for Zambia, whose duties include managing and directing the overall performance of the security team, as well as serving as a point of contact with benefit vendors ensuring that the organisation meets all security requirements, among others.
Read our 2021 Annual Report
World Vision is driven by our desire to serve God and transform the lives of vulnerable children.
Our 2021 Annual Report summarises our impact across the country throughout the year, and provides evidence on how our programming improves lives for the most vulnerable children, families, and communities in areas where we work.
Rabson transitions from cattle herder to schoolboy
Having been a cattle herder for five years, 12-year-old Rabson says it makes him sad to see children younger than him herd cattle instead of being in school. So far, World Vision has supported the formation of 68 reading camps in Nyimba District (where Rabson lives) to encourage reading and literacy among children like him.
Today, over 1,700 children are benefiting.
World Vision launches new education project funded by the European Union
World Vision has launched a new education project in Zambia titled 'The Urban and Rural Programme for Learners’ Inclusion, Foundation and Transformation through Education Action (UPLIFT Education Project) which will be implemented in Eastern Province. The project seeks to address barriers to access to education for vulnerable children and youth and will be implemented in Lumezi and Lundazi districts of Eastern Province.
Donation of laptops to girls' school to help STEM teaching
In an area with low educational attainment, World Vision has donated laptops to help improve the quality of education and retention of girls. Kanyata Girls Secondary School in the Northern Province of Zambia, is the recipient of 15 laptops worth approximately K112,000 (US$4,980).
The donation was made to help improve the quality of teaching and encourage girls' education.
More than 4,300 children receive birth certificates in Northern Province
In an effort to ensure that boys and girls from vulnerable households remain protected while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic period, World Vision has partnered with the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Department of Passport and National Registration to strengthen civil registration systems aimed at multiplying registration and issuance of birth certificates in Northern Province.
World Vision began working in Zambia in 1981 with three small community developments projects in northern Lusaka.
Today, our teams work in 43 districts in nine provinces of Zambia, complementing the Government’s efforts to reach vulnerable children and communities in the country.
Through Area Programmes, World Vision’s interventions have addressed issues of food insecurity, primarily through agriculture, water and sanitation, education, health, infrastructure development, livelihood and child protection in the process of transforming the lives of vulnerable children, women and families.
Improving the well-being and the futures of children continues to be the focus of everything we do.
About World Vision Zambia
Children are at the heart of our work. In Zambia, we serve the most vulnerable children and communities. Currently, our work is themed around five key areas as outlined in the 2016-2020 strategy. These are Literacy, Maternal and Child Health, child protection and spiritual nature, resilient Livelihood, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Stop a lost generation
Isolated in unsafe homes, sent to work or pushed into early marriage, millions of boys and girls could be facing physical, emotional and sexual abuse as result of the pandemic.
Many children are already suffering and helplines are being overwhelmed with calls.
The effects on these children will last a lifetime. We must prevent this devastating legacy.
Please help us to convince governments and UN agencies to act.
Please call on governments and institutions to urgently increase funding for health, education and other social services that protect children from all forms of violence and abuse, especially for girls and boys at greater risk due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Stop a lost generation
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Improving literacy skills
Mukonda with his family- He has four children whom he encourages to read through the reading corner; his wife has also taken up reading through this initiative. Reading corners, like this one, provide a fun, safe environment for children to explore reading and writing.
Children Grow in Faith
Martha Muntimbili a community volunteer, leads a Good News club for children from grades 1 through 4, enabling them to hear the Word of God.
In 2018, 2,038 girls and 1,891 boys were reached through Scripture Union clubs, Good News clubs, Sunday/Sabbath schools and home Bible studies by faith leaders.
Lucas Munankwenka, 56, and his wife Josephine, 48, show off the chickens they own thanks to World Vision. World Vision trains communities in sustainable, resilient ways to increase their incomes and invest in their communities.
It takes Zambia
A girl child who is protected, loved and cared for, grows up to be a woman who can build a strong community and nation.