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Childhope-Zambia

Lusaka, 09, Zambia | http://www.childhope-zambia.org
Joined in November 2003

About Us

Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z) has been working in Sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia in areas of development since 1998. Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z) works in Southern, Western, North-Western Province and Central Provinces of Zambia. Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z) works to alleviate poverty, promote child rights and protection. CHILDHOPE-ZAMBIA (CH-Z) works with families and communities in empowering the very poor, marginalized children in the remote areas of Zambia. Childhope-Zambia works in partnership with the Government of Zambia local and international organizations, councilors, traditional and religious leaders to improve the lives of poor, vulnerable and marginalized children. We promote active participation and involvement of community leaders in the project mobilization and sensitization and support of developmental activities at community levels. Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z) needs partners around the world to support its work and fight poverty affecting many communities in Zambia. Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z) is dedicated to ensuring every child has the best start for success in life. We give the children a healthy start and an opportunity to learn and protect them from any harm. We promote child rights by being the voice of the children who can’t speak for themselves. For over 20 years, Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z) has promoted and provided developmental programmes for the very poor, marginalized, disadvantaged and hard-to-reach children in Zambia.

Our vision

To deliver a better opportunity for every child to develop to their full potential.

Our mission

To reduce poverty and improve the living standards of very poor children in the rural areas of Zambia.






Activities

Early Childhood Development (ECD)

Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z)’s early learning and early childhood development programmes reach the very poor, marginalized and most vulnerable children in its operational areas. The Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z) ECD activities cover 4 provinces and reaches the very poor, marginalized and most vulnerable children aged 0-8 through center and home based programming. We support early learning and early childhood development programmes to guarantee that children survive, thrive and reach their full potential by building intellectual curiosity and cognitive skills, encouraging socio-emotional competences, and ensuring physical health and well-being among them. We promote parent Support Groups and awareness on ECD and construct low cost ECD centers. We promote children’s early development, by improving early stimulation and learning opportunities for young children under eight years, the hard-to-reach from very poor and marginalized communities. We promote ECD programmes that are economical, quick to adopt to local contest and easy to replicate, sustain, opens to constant improvement of child development and cost-effective and promote wide reach for the very poor and marginalized communities who may not have an opportunity to be reached using other means. We promotes the exploration of low-cost model which includes Play-Based learning in ECD and make education and the resulting opportunities more accessible and inclusive and involve the participation of community members to ensure that play environments are also created in homes. Our ECD programmes build a future which encompasses learning through play and empowers children to become creative, engaged and life-long learners. We promote inclusive ECD to enable children with disabilities to have access to quality ECD and build community capacity in ECD. We also promote water and sanitation and hygiene for ECD children. We promote child feeding at community and ECD centers to improve health.

Why Early Childhood Development (ECD)? 

WE are assured that vulnerable children are more likely to enroll in school, complete school on time, plan their families, have higher household incomes, become productive adults, and educate their own children, compared to children without access to ECD. We do this because children who have passed through ECD are less likely to repeat a grade, drop out of school or engage in high-risk behaviors such as smoking, risky sexual behavior, substance abuse and addiction, and criminal and violent activities and will grow-up into responsible adults. Children will be more likely to finish high school, proceed into college, get a good-paying job and become a valuable citizen supporting the country’s economic development through tax payment and intelligent participation in mass decision-making.

                           Primary Education (PE)

Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z) promotes community awareness on the importance of education especially the vulnerable, marginalized and hard-to-reach girl child in the 4 provinces. We construct and renovate primary schools in the rural areas of Zambia. We promote child reading and writing Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z). Supports safe learning spaces, supplies, low cost school rehabilitation/construction, remedial education, self-learning programme and accelerated learning programme. We provide schools with teaching and learning materials that stimulate the classroom learning and activities to ensure a quality learning environment. We train teachers on improving teaching and learning processes, psychosocial support and inclusive management of their classrooms which covers the methodologies of assisting learners who need extra support including collaborative learning and peer teaching. We promote reading and writing for the children in primary schools and sensitize community members on the benefits of child reading and writing.

Inclusive Education (IE)

Childhope-Zambia(CH-Z) identifies and assess disabilities and supplies teaching-learning including Assistive devices for the children with disabilities. We provide teaching and learning materials, uniforms, shoes and other basic requisites to enable children with disabilities attend school. CHILDHOPE-ZAMBIA (CH-Z) sensitizes and conducts awareness meetings on disabilities. We conduct capacity building to enhance understanding of disability and inclusive education approaches, its importance and how it can be implemented.

Health

Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z) promotes ECD and primary school health by availing common drugs to the very poor, marginalized/disadvantaged/vulnerable children. We avail drugs such as de-worming drugs, anti-malaria, anti-bilharzia, Paracetamol aspirin etc. We conduct community sensitization and awareness of management of child illnesses and diseases and how to prevent them. We promote activities in malaria, and reproductive health and pneumonia.

Nutrition

CHILDHOPE-ZAMBIA (CH-Z) promotes ECD and primary school health by availing common drugs to the very poor, marginalized/disadvantaged/vulnerable children. We avail drugs such as de-worming drugs, anti-malaria, anti-bilharzia, Paracetamol aspirin etc. We conduct community sensitization and awareness of management of child illnesses and diseases and how to prevent them. We promote activities in malaria, and reproductive health and pneumonia.

 


Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z) has been working in Sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia in areas of development since 1998. Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z) works in Southern, Western, North-Western Province and Central Provinces of Zambia. Childhope-Zambia (CH-Z…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Poverty

Location

  • Lotti House,4th Floor Suite "M"Cairo Road, Lusaka, 09 10101, Zambia
    P.O.Box 39481.

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