Anglican Aid partners with Zambia’s Child to maintain and develop Ipalo Christian Community School (ICCS), located in the midst of Zambia’s Copperbelt region, near the country’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The school targets under-privileged and orphaned children, especially those who have dropped out of school.
Ipalo means “blessing” in the local Bemba language. There are currently 206 students from Grade 1 to Grade 7 attending school, consisting of orphans and vulnerable children. They are provided with a nutritious meal at lunch time each day, as well as a morning or afternoon snack.
We thank God for His amazing provision of 2.5 hectares of land, through extremely supportive and generous sponsors, who have assisted with the purchase of land and fundraising efforts, as well as much of the first stage of building work..
ICCS is now planting and growing fruit and vegetables, and some small scale farming, providing food sources and the potential for income generation.
The hope is to see the school grow to meet the needs of over 800 children in the area (these are children who come from such disadvantaged families that they would not otherwise be attending school as they could not afford the associated fees).
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