June 2019 Newsletter
It’s been a long time since we updated everyone who has been following our newsletter.
But hey!! We are here to share with you all the amazing work HOPE worldwide ZAMBIA has done. We have different programs running in the four communities of Lusaka; Chawama, Kanyama, Kalingalinga and Mtendere.
After School Program to Inspire girls to Resume or complete their Education was centered on Adolescent Girls and Young Women(AGYW) aged 10-24 years who were at risk of leaving school or who dropped out of school before completing their education. The AGYW were inspired, motivated and supported to continue and complete their education up to Grade 12. The Program supported 216 AGYW with school bursaries and other school accessories. The program ended in March 2019. The innovative Clubs were aimed to inspire AGYW to pursue education by creating a fun, collaborative learning Environment with modern educational innovations; iSchool tablets and Experifun Science tools. The AGYW were also taught self defense, how to make reusable sanitary towels using fleece and chitenge materials.
PEPFAR ECD (PSG)
This Program was initiated to bring Early Childhood Development(ECD) intervention to the poorest and most disadvantaged children in the communities of Lusaka (Chawama and Kanyama). This program focuses on caregivers with children aged 0 to 6 years. It offers Early Childhood Development (ECD) education to children whose caregivers cannot afford to send them to fee paying nursery schools / crèche. The aim of the program is to equip caregivers with ECD knowledge and skills to teach their children in their home environments. It provides an opportunity to educate children in their own homes.
We were also awarded a three-year grant by the Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ) to implement the Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in 8 Districts of Southern Province, we started implementing the DSD and CSE programs in September 2018. For implementation effectiveness, we received a brand-new Toyota Land Cruiser to be used for all program activities.
“KUPASA MWANA” is a Nyanja word which means “Giving a child”. This provides a secure early year’s foundation care for Orphan’s and Vulnerable Children (OVC) aged 0 – 6 years. The program is child centered and involves caregivers to contribute to the child’s developmental growth. It supports children into pre-school education whose caregivers cannot afford to pay school fees. The program is funded by UK individual Donors.