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Emmergency Aid for Orpahns in Zambia
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HOPE FOR AFRICA INTERNATIONAL Zambia Office

 

Emmergency Aid for Orpahns in Zambia 








Urgent Appeal: Improve Support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children through
Education

NEED PER CHILD: US$ 25.00

 

SITUATION ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN ZAMBIA

 Orphans and Street Children situation in has increased due to the   fact that Hiv/Aids  impact  on adult population in Zambia’s 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.

 

Aids in 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.

 The increased 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 Zambia’s economy.

 Sap brought 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 . 

 Community Schools 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.

 Mulemba Community School is in Copperbelt but in Luanshya with 168Children and two(2) Volunteer Teachers learning in rent free Church building. The needs for Children in Community Schools are some because they are all Vulnerable Children and Never been.

 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 needs.

 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.

 Fipash Community School in Copperbelt Province and Luanshya District has 128 Children with two Volunteers Teachers learning in a rented house. The School needs a lot of support such as Building Materials, Desks and Training of Teachers.

 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.

 Baptist Community School in Copperbelt Province and Chingola District has 197 Children with two Volunteer Teachers learning in rented Church building. Africa’s future lies with its Children and only few who shall survive AIDS and be able to read and write. Will the support of US$25.00 you can bring hope to the continent of Africa.

 Mutiti Community School in Luapula Province of Zambia and Mansa District has 74 Children with one Volunteer Teacher learning under the tree. Most population of the Province is concentrated around the lakes and River Valleys and Fishing is the main source of income to most Families. The largest number of the people lives  in rural areas approximately 85%.The School is about 67Km from the Government School.

 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 Children.

 Kaole Community School in Luapula Province and Mansa District has 150 with one Volunteer Teacher learning in the Church building.

 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 requirements.

 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 food,cloths,Medication,School requirements.

 Mapepe Community School in Lusaka Province and Kafue District has 124 Children with Two Volunteers Teachers learning in a glass made Classroom.For Children to continue with school each Child need $25.00 per Month and $50.00 per Volunteer Teacher per Month/

 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.

The 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 families.
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..


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