Please find below our December Newsletter. It has been another great year with much being achieved in Zambia and Australia. Christmas Newsletter 2017.compressed (1)...
We began in Australia in 2007 as a group of people interested in helping children in Zambia. We aim to provide quality education for more Zambian school children. We target under-privileged and orphaned children, especially those who have dropped out of school.
Our Vision – To help alleviate poverty in Zambia, primarily through quality, Christian education, and community development activities.
Our Aims – To promote long-term self-sufficiency within the community by raising capable Christian leaders. We aim to provide quality, Christian education for Zambian school children who would not normally be able to attend school, as well as adult skills training and literacy classes for those within the same communities. We also aim to provide emergency assistance to those in need, in order to achieve long-term goals.
Zambia is a poverty-stricken country where many people are in desperate need. AIDS (as well as other diseases, such as malaria) has contributed to a huge number of orphans in Zambia. Statistically, in Zambia, every mother is likely to lose one child due to preventable causes. The majority of Zambian families have extra children in their care, due to the large number of orphans. Health care and education are very basic, and many people can not afford even the basics. We see it as a privilege and a blessing to be able to help people with these fundamental needs. We believe that in Australia, we are financially and materially blessed, therefore we can be a blessing to others.
Over the past couple of years, the Zambian Kwacha has weakened significantly, affecting the price of goods in Zambia (due to the fact that Zambia imports most of its commodities). Many miners have lost their jobs due to changing copper prices and other factors. Please pray for Zambia and its leadership during this difficult time as the country and its people struggle with job losses and rising prices as well as other issues such as power and water shortages.
2017 Annual Operational Target
Funds Raised for Operational Needs
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