UPDATE: Covid-19 Response, April 2020
All schools in Zambia were closed on Friday 20 March. This is especially concerning for us as ICCS provides a hot nutritious meal each day to students, staff and guardian volunteers at the school; around 280 meals. With the school closed for the foreseeable future we fear for the health of our students.
Ipalo Christian Community School will provide regular food packages for the 160 families represented at the school. Sustaining the health of our students while not at school and the health of their families is our number one priority during this period.
These packages organised by the ICCS Principal and his team are being distributed from the school, observing social distancing rules. Each family receives a large bag of mealie meal, beans, cooking oil, salt and soap.
The HIV/AIDS pandemic has hit many Zambian families, with around 12.9% of the adult population in Zambia affected with HIV (UNAID Gap Report 2016). There are many orphans due to HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases often caused by malnutrition and poor sanitation. Basic facilities are often lacking – in Zambia, 36 per cent of households do not have access to clean water and 50 per cent are without access to sanitation facilities.
Together with Zambia's Child (formerly Blessed to Bless), Anglican Aid is helping to break the cycle of poverty by building the capacity of schools in the Kasompe and Bulangililo districts. The project uses a range of initiatives to enable children not currently attending school to enrol in local primary and secondary schools, offering them greater access to opportunities to succeed in life. In Kasompe, Zambia’s Child is building the Ipalo Christian Community School, which will eventually provide for students from Reception to Grade 12 and also include trade skills programs. Adult literacy classes and skills training run through the schools encourage adults as well as children to be involved with the everyday running of the schools. Through skills development, adults are able to seek employment or develop their own enterprises. Income-generation projects will be developed so that schools become self-funded and sustainable.
All donations to this project are tax deductible.
ABN 59 792 865 372
Donations to this project will be used for this project only.
- Pray for wisdom and guidance for the governing committee in Australia
- Pray for children who have received an education through Zambia's Child. Pray that they and their families can lift themselves out of poverty.
- Pray for the development of a new education project in Lusaka with the Hope and Faith School.