The school provides orphaned and vulnerable children in Muzabula and surrounding areas with a quality education, which promotes community pride and development.
The Problem

Just outside the city of Solwezi, in the North Western Province of Zambia, subsistence farmers lead lives of quiet desperation huddled in squalid clusters of makeshift huts—“villages” it seems that time forgot. Solwezi is no paradise, but 65,000 Zambians manage to eke a marginal standard of living from the hustle and bustle around its copper mining industry. The farmers in the villages of Kambeu, Muzabala and points in between are not so fortunate. They plant whatever will grow around their huts to feed themselves. Their children—many of whom are HIV/AIDS orphans being raised by aunts, uncles and grandparents—are especially vulnerable. For years, they had no prospects for even basic education: there were no schools for miles around.

The Program

The ZACTS School for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (ZACTS OVC) is located in the Muzabula area. The school opened in January 2012 with 3 classrooms and 60 students. Today, ZACTS OVC has grown to include 9 classrooms, a kitchen, washrooms, a playground, and supports over 1200 students! The school also grows vegetables and raises livestock to help supplement the children’s dietary needs and fund their academic programs.

Click here to learn more about sponsoring a group of children at the school through the Zambia Group Program.

How Your Gift Helps!

Your gift will support children to receive the vital supplies needed to attend school regularly. They also receive medical care as necessary and meals at school. For more information about supporting groups of children attending the school, visit the ZACTS Group Program page.

100% Of Your Donation

will be used to improve the lives of children in Zambia, thanks to some generous donors who pay all our overhead.

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About Us

International Needs Canada is a charitable organization with a global network of 34 partner countries. Our approach to development relies on the empowerment of indigenous leaders to bring about change in their local communities. We focus primarily on the empowerment of vulnerable children through education, health and wellness, character development, and skills training.

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230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001