From learning under a tree, to a complete classroom block
Joyce believes in starting with small steps to witness greater achievements. In 2004, she gathered up her courage and mobilised 20 children to start a class. But since she did not have a place to teach from and materials for the children to use, Joyce secured shade under a tree, and the children used the ground as their book.
Through local-level advocacy birthed out of the Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) approach, resources were mobilised to build a classroom block now supporting 186 children.
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.
An Africa fit for children: Children present views to duty bearers
The Day of the African Child presents an opportunity for children in Zambia and across the continent to express their views to duty bearers and decision-makers. At this year's event organised by World Vision in Zambia, children submitted their petitions and had a question and answer session with delegates. The Provincial event was attended by children and district officials from Namwala, Pemba, Sinazongwe, and Kaoma districts.
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.
Over 6,500 people receive clean water in Sinazongwe
From time immemorial, Syamuyala and Sikankeka communities have had water challenges. Residents from the two communities have had to share water with animals, which has resulted in many diarrhoea cases over the years, especially among children. To alleviate the two communities’ water problem, World Vision constructed two 10,000 litre mechanised water systems at Syamulaya Primary School and Sikankeka Health Centre in Sinazongwe district of Southern 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.