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

Zambia has a reputation for political stability, however, social conditions are tough. Poverty is widespread, especially in rural areas like Muzabula. The people living in this region are subsistence farmers with large families, many of them supporting children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

The Program

ZACTS Primary School for Orphans and Vulnerable Children is located in the Muzabula area. The school opened in January 2012 with 3 classrooms and 60 students. Today, ZACTS has grown to include 9 classrooms and 650 students, plus an additional 150 students from neighboring schools. The school also raises poultry and grows vegetables to help supplement the children’s dietary needs and fund their academic programs.

Oscar’s parents divorced when he was young. This brought hardship into his life. Many times Oscar and his 3 siblings went without food. His relatives decided to move the family far away but the school’s administration spoke to his mother and persuaded her not to move away because doing so would jeopardize Oscar’s education and future. 

“My mother was persuaded after she was told that I had received sponsorship through International Needs Canada. I really appreciate the staff at ZACTS for their intervention and also the support of my sponsor. I hope to become a teacher and help my community by providing them with education.”

How Your Gift Helps!

Your support will support general funding for the maintenance of the school, and will also allow for parents to receive evening classes so that they can learn too. For more information about supporting the children attending the school, visit the ZACTS Group Program page. Thanks to some generous donors who pay all our overhead, 100% of your gift will be sent to the ZACTS Primary School for Orphans and Vulnerable Children!

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Hamilton, On, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001