HOPE FOR AFRICA INTERNATIONAL Zambia Office
Emmergency Aid for Orpahns in Zambia
Urgent Appeal: Improve Support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children through
NEED PER CHILD: US$ 25.00
SITUATION ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN ZAMBIA
and Street Children situation in has increased due to the
fact that Hiv/Aids impact on adult population in Zambias health
prevalence indicates that 28% of people living in urban are Hiv positive and 22% are those
in rural area making Zambia the highest infected rate in the world.Recent statistics
estimate that there are approximately 850,000 Orphaned Children in Zambia but this number
is predicted to rise to nearly two (2) Million by the year 2010.2000 estimate indicated
that nearly 76.3% of all Orphaned Children are as a result of Hiv/Aids pandemic.In
addition to high level of hiv infection rate about 80% of the Zambian population lives in poverty further exasperating the
socio-economic well-being of Zambian families.
Zambia have already got s catastrophic effect on poor families, structures, harmony
and well being of Children. It is very sad to see that adult
between the age of 15 to 45 are at an
increasing risk of HIV/Aids which has resulted in people leaving a dependency population
of old people and Children nursing their chronically ill relatives.
levels of Zambia make almost impossible for
chronically ill people to recover due to lack of food and medications.In Zambia the
concept of children leaving in the street had never been before until the recently there
has been a lot of school drop outs,never being to school and neglected Children.This was
as a result of Government implementing the Donor driven program called Structure
adjustment Programs (SAP) which negatively impacted on the Zambias economy.
pressure on social services offered in Communities and most
Zambians fail to feed and educate Children due to limited resources and low
salaries given to few Government workers left .
for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Zambia
For the year 2004
to 2005, the programme is targeting to assist 10,000 Orphans and Other vulnerable Children
in Zambia out of the 3,694 already in Community Schools. Children in Community Schools
learn without Uniform and shoes and it is acceptable by the Government of Zambia through
the Ministry of Education and pay 1Dollar
term but children need to eat, need cloth, bedding, School fees for those accepted back in
Government Schools, Medical Care and after selected in Government Schools.
Currently we are running seventeen
(17) Community Schools catering for 3,694 Orphans and vulnerable Children and most them
are never being to school and they are in School for the first time.
Lubuto Community School
is in Ndola the Copperbelt province of Zambia and it has 284 Children in level one and two
with three (3) Volunteer Teacher and un trained learning in rent free Building. Volunteer
Teachers are not paid a salary but supported with US$50.00 Allowance Monthly. Orphans and
Vulnerable Children in Community Schools need food,Cloth, Medical Care and Shelter. Each
Child needs US$25.00 per Month to meet above Needs.
Pyuta Community School
in Copperbelt in Luanshya District has 89 Children and with Two (2) Volunteer teachers
learning in Baptist Church Building. The school need funds to provide Children with the on
going School Feeding Programme. Each Child need food at home, Cloths and other Basic
Julius Community School
is in Lusaka province and in Kafue District with 148 Children and two Volunteer teacher
learning in a glass made class room. Children are mostly from poor families who can not
provide Basic need such as education, Clean Water, food and Many more.
Kabuta Community School
in Copperbelt province and Chingola District has 489 with three Volunteer teacher learning
in Government building but with out desks and books. Needs of Children are some as others
but if helped with US$25.00 it will answer to the needs.
Matete Community School
in Copperbelt province and Luanshya District has 274 Children learning in Salvation
Pentecost Church building rented at the cost of US$30.00 per Month with two Volunteer
Teachers.The Monthly Support of US$25.00 will bring hope to these hopeless Children and
US$50.00 will motivate Volunteer Teachers.
Mansa Community School
in Luapula Province and Mansa District has 56 Children with one Volunteer Teacher leaning
on the rented building. Orphan is another category of Children not only in Mansa but in Zambia living
especially difficult circumstances. As the AIDS pandemic continue to impact
upon the adult population, There is concern about dependence
Kaole Community School
in Luapula Province and Mansa District has 150 with one Volunteer Teacher learning in the
Linda Community School
in Lusaka Province and Lusaka District has 484 with two Volunteer Teachers learning in a
rented Church building.
Solar Community School
in Lusaka Province and Lusaka District has
394 Children with two Volunteers teachers learning in a Donated Building.
Chilanga Community Schools
in Lusaka Province has 253 Children with two Volunteer Teachers learning in a rented
building with possibility of buying the Building and the 30 Acre Land.These Children need people to Sponsor them at $25.00 per
Child per Month for them to meet the cost of food,cloths,Medication and school
Taukanso Community School
in Lusaka Province and Kafue District has 284 Children with two Volunteer Teachers
learning in a rent free Church building.Children need $25.00 per month to meet the cost of
Lukwesa Community School
in Luapula Province and Mansa District has 484
Children with two Volunteer Teachers learning in rent Free Building.Each Child need $25.00
per Month and Volunteer Teacher need $50.00 per month.
Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Zambia
AIDS and it's effect on Zambian children.
The AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa has cost tens of millions of children at least one
parent, and the future looks equally bleak. Millions more adults now infected with HIV are
likely to die in the next decade. An unprecedented number of orphans created by the
epidemic is straining the resources of poor nations like Zambia. And tens of thousands of
babies born each year already have the disease. The streets of the capital, Lusaka, are
becoming home to more and more children who have nowhere else to turn. It's estimated
Zambia already has 600,000 orphans, and the figure is likely to reach at least one million
in the near future.
Some charities, such as Fountain of Hope, are performing small miracles tending to the ill
and trying to meet the needs of the children they will leave behind. But in a nation where
the average yearly income is about $300, money to support the charities is not
forthcoming. Many children are informally adopted by other families. Yet even that fragile
safety net is endangered by the sheer numbers of orphans involved. Old bonds of kinship
and community wear thin. Zambian government officials are appealing to international
organizations to help with food and offer social services such as psychological help to
In Africa, Latin America and Asia, it's estimated there are more than 34 million children
under the age of 15 who have lost one or both parents to AIDS and other causes. Most of
those children live in sub-Saharan Africa. Countries like Zambia have more than 600,000
orphans. The situation is unlikely to get better since millions of adults now infected
with the AIDS virus will die in the next decade.
VOLUNTEER and be part of us and help to bring HOPE to the Children in
Zambia and the African Continent. The rising death rate in Zambia is leading to a crisis
for its children.
The disease has already infected more than one million of the country's 10 million
citizens. Despite its prevalence, many Zambians do not speak the word, 'AIDS.' So, while
mothers are dying, they leave their children without an explanation. Families in Zambia
are struggling to stay together, as AIDS creates a nation of Orphans and Vulnerable
Children. The reality of AIDS touches everyone in this country of 10 million, sometimes
reversing the natural order of things. The old look after the young; children become the
heads of households..