Zambia Group Empowerment Program

This sponsorship program gives orphans and vulnerable children access to dedicated teachers, books, effective learning tools, health care, and balanced nutrition at the ZACTS School.
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

Over the last four years, International Needs Canada has collaborated with local leaders to create a path to progress. Together, embracing the transformative power of education, ZACTS OVC was launched – a school for orphans and vulnerable children. On a centrally located piece of land, buildings were renovated to create classrooms, a kitchen, washrooms, and a playground for the children. Teachers were hired. The school became vital to the health of the community. Today more than 1000 children, from kindergarten to Grade 8, attend the school. The school also welcomes many poor but eager students who have no child sponsorship support. And therein lies a challenge. We need your support for the Zambia Group Empowerment Program. No child should ever be turned away.

How Your Gift Helps!

The children you support will receive the vital supplies (books, pens, pencils, shoes, uniforms, etc.) needed to attend school regularly. They also receive medical care as necessary as well as one balanced meal each day at school. This way we ensure that no student is too tired, too sick or too hungry to learn. You can keep track of their progress and other developments through quarterly reports. 

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.

The History of the Program
The Zambia Group Empowerment Program was previously called the ZACTS Access program. Thanks to everyone who helped make this program possible.
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About Us

International Needs Canada is a charitable Christian 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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Toll-free: 1-888-702-9805
230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001