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Kasama Christian Community Care (KCCC)

In 2016 we supported 36 students to attend secondary school and another 26 bright school leavers into tertiary education. In 2017 we are hoping to support 69 orphans from around Kasama town in Northern Province with secondary school and College fees, uniforms and requisites.

KCCC select the very poorest local children for support, mostly from granny or child-headed households.

KCCC is our longest-standing local partner (since 2006). Over the years we have seen the children progress through school, college and on to secure good jobs. Their lives would have been very difficult without the opportunity to get an education and it has been a privilege to play a part in their success.

Bruce Nkole
Bruce Nkole is a double orphan, and oldest of four children. Their childhood was extremely hard and they rarely had much to eat during the day. We supported Bruce through secondary school and college until he graduated with a certificate as a primary school teacher. Now employed as a government teacher at Mukupo Basic School in Mporokoso, Bruce plans on paying to study further and upgrade his teaching certificate after he put his three siblings through school. He is immensely grateful for this opportunity to which has lifted his entire family out of poverty.
Cleuda Mapulanga
Cleuda Mapulanga’s father died when she was 12. She resisted pressure to marry but had to drop out of school in grades 7 and 9 to work to feed her siblings. With her teacher’s encouragement and ZOA’s financial support she eventually finished school and completed a diploma in Office Management. Initially she worked as a School Secretary and Stores Manager in a private school. She has now secured a secure and much better paid job in a central Government Department which allows her to provide decent support to her siblings, especially her epileptic sister.

About KCCC

KCCC was set up by Glaswegian missionaries in 1997, originally to care for orphaned babies and assist older orphans with school costs. It is now run by Zambian staff and assisted by 338 trained, local volunteers.

Like many Zambian community groups, KCCC are faith-based but deliver their range of health and education programmes to all without prejudice.

These include:

  • Stop Malaria Campaign – 2,400 beneficiaries.
  • Home-based care for chronically ill and HIV/AIDS infected people – 400 beneficiaries
  • Orphan education support programme 244 beneficiaries (over 100 on the waiting list)
  • Financial inclusion programme
  • HIV/AIDS education and prevention
  • Street Child & Child Rights projects
  • Stop Human Trafficking & Child Labour campaign.

KCCC has a strong track-record of successful implementation and reporting to credible donors such as USAID, International Labour Organisation and Netherlands Development Organisation.

They have assisted us with developing the capacity and sustainability of some of our smaller, more dependent partners.

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