Blessed to Bless Incorporated was formed in 2007 and is a non-denominational Christian organisation based in Sydney. Our charity was rebranded to Zambia’s Child in late 2016 and continues to be run by the same team and group of supporters.
The mission of Zambia’s Child is to help alleviate poverty in Zambia, primarily through quality, Christian education and community development activities. Our goal is to promote long-term self-sufficiency within the community by raising capable Christian leaders. We aim to provide quality 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’s Child is approved in Australia by the Department of Gaming and Racing with an ‘Authority to Fundraise’ (we are a registered charity). We have formed a partnership with Anglican Aid, this provides our supporters with the ability to receive tax-deductible receipts when donating to Zambia’s Child.
In Zambia, we registered with the Registrar of Societies in June 2007. In July 2007 we became a ‘Company Limited by Guarantee’. In April 2011 the Zambia Revenue Authority granted us tax exemption. We became registered as an NGO in Zambia in October 2013.
In 2017 Zambia’s Child has sponsorship programs for 151 primary school students in Chingola, a large town in the Copperbelt Province, 84 secondary school students in Kitwe, about an hour’s drive south of Chingola. Zambia’s Child has 25 sponsored tertiary students in various towns and has 12 staff, including teachers, a social worker, and other support staff.
In 2013 Zambia’s Child acquired 2.5 hectares of land to build the Ipalo Christian Community School on the outskirts of Chingola. The first phase of a multi stage construction program commenced in July 2015. All fundraising and administrative activities are coordinated from the St Ives office in Sydney. All work done in Australia for Zambia’s Child is conducted by volunteers in order to ensure funds raised are totally devoted to the children’s programs in Zambia.
The organisation is governed and run by an Australian based Committee (see Committee Members page) in conjunction with the Zambian based Board of Blessed to Bless .