MARIA MOTHER OF CHARITY RELIEF HOME INTERNATIONAL
Plot 9965, Mungwi Road
BACKGROUND Maria Mother of Charity Relief Home International is a non-profit making Charitable Organization limited by guarantee, and is registered with the Registrar of Companies in Zambia under Registration Certificate Number 79790 and Serial number 676783. The organization was founded on the basis of uplifting the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in the area of education in the rural parts of Zambia. Maria Mother of Charity Relief Home International opened its doors in Kasama, Northern Province in 2003. MMCRHI runs a school project called Framar School of Excellence which was registered (Registration number FSE/NR/0002) with the Zambia Ministry of Education in 2005. The Organization also offers Adult Literacy Lessons to youths and older women who did not have an opportunity to attain education. Survival Skills such as gardening, Sewing and Knitting are also offered to adult women. The other project is Framar University College which is still under construction. Once completed this College shall offer Survival and Professional skills to youths in Kasama and the Northern Region as whole. MISSION STATEMENT To provide educational, social and professional services to vulnerable children in the rural parts of Zambia where vulnerability is most pronounced; thus availing them an equal opportunity to be first class citizens and free them from prejudices caused by vulnerability. VISION To reduce vulnerability and increase self-sustenance in the vulnerable children and youths by empowering them with excellent educational, survival and professional skills which will transform them into useful citizens. OBJECTIVES -To offer educational, survival and professional skills to the underprivileged in the rural parts of Zambia. -To construct schools, colleges and Universities for the underprivileged in the rural parts of Zambia. - To introduce social amenities such as Sports, Games, Libraries, Internet Cafes, Youth Friendly Corners which will make the children and youths be equipped with information and skills for the betterment of their lives and future. PURPOSE Maria Mother of Charity Relief Home International has a sole responsibility of reducing poverty in vulnerable lives and giving them long term sustainability for the good of their families and their communities at large. Education will empower them socially, economically, politically and spiritually. This will help them to fit into society and meet life challenges squarely as they also contribute to development. MMCRHI realizes that the key cause of high levels of poverty in Zambian children, youths and adults is unemployment due to limited schools, colleges and Universities that offer free education to the vulnerable. Unemployment has caused youths and adults engage in street roaming, drunkenness, prostitution and theft habits. This vulnerability surrounding youths and adults in Zambia cannot be addressed by the support from government alone; but can be augmented by concerted efforts from all stakeholders. Failure to augment the existing efforts has caused the accelerating numbers of unemployment and leaving many children, youths and adults dying from different diseases. MMCRHI therefore exists to augment the strides of the Zambian government in achieving the MDGS of empowering every Zambian child with education by 2015. MOTTO The Heart That Sees LOCATION Maria Mother of Charity Relief Home International is situated in the Heart of Kasama town, 3 Kilometers from the Post Office on the Trunk Road to Mungwi District. Kasama town is approximately 800 Kilometers from Lusaka along the Great North road. It is the provincial headquarters for Northern Province. Kasama is surrounded by hills and the protrusion of the Muchinga escarpment can be seen when you are in the neighbouring districts like Isoka. Kasama is one of the 12 districts in the Northern Province. WATER MASSES Generally, Northern Province has massive land and water suitable for any kind of development. It shares boundaries with lakes such as Tanganyika in Mpulungu and Bangweulu in Luwingu Districts. It has two Islands namely Chilubi Island on Lake Bangweulu and Kasaba Bay on Lake Tanganyika. Kasama is blessed with natural wonders such as Chishimba Waterfalls and heritage sites like the “Mwela Rock Paintings”. Other Water Falls are Kalambo Waterfalls in Mbala; Lumangwe Water falls , Kundalila Water Falls and Nkalamabwe Water Falls in Mporokoso district. PEOPLE AND CULTURE The people in Northern Province are very friendly and accommodating. They speak different languages such as Bemba for Kasama, Mporokoso and Luwingu districts; Lungu and Mambwe for Mbala and Mpulungu districts; Namwanga for Nakonde district; Bisa for Mpika district; Lambya in the northern part of Isoka district; and Tumbukas in the southern part of Isoka district. There are also traditional ceremonies commonly cerebrated in Northern Province such as Ukusefya pa ng’wena for the Bembas and the Umutomolo for the Mambwes and Lungus. REGISTRATION MARIA Mother of Charity Relief Home International was registered in 2003 and incorporated by the Registrar of Companies as a Charity limited by guarantee in 2008. The Organization is managed by the president/founder, the Board of Directors and the council of indigenous Zambians coming from different backgrounds. PROJECTS UNDER MMCRHI MMCRHI is currently managing two projects: -One Project is Framar School of Excellence which offers free educational services from Kindergarten to Junior Secondary School level (Grade 9). It also offers Adult Literacy to the youths. -The other Project is Framar University College which is not yet completed. Once completed, it will offer free Survival and Professional skills to the youths in this community and beyond hence contributing positively to Community and National Development.