Learning on the classroom floor

NEW PARTNER, NEW APPEAL, NEW DESKS…

ZOA’s newest grassroots partner, Twatasha Community School, was set up because there were insufficient state school places in the peri-urban district of Kafue accessible to children with disabilities. Twatasha is an inclusive school which provides an opportunity for disabled children to learn alongside their non-disabled peers. This breaks down shame around disability whilst ensuring all…Continue reading NEW PARTNER, NEW APPEAL, NEW DESKS…

COVID-19 lockdowns increased teenage pregnancies in Zambia

Lockdowns and other restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus  crisis have led to a rise in teenage pregnancies in Zambia. Aid organisations, including ZOA, warn of a regression in girls’ rights. Girls are much more vulnerable to sexual abuse without the safety structures provided by schools. It is estimated that school closures during crises can lead…Continue reading COVID-19 lockdowns increased teenage pregnancies in Zambia

Charity walk in aid of ZOA

Love to walk? Live near Leeds? Would like to support vulnerable children in Zambia? Why not join a 10km sponsored walk around Eccup Reservoir in aid of ZOA on 29 August 2021? Walkers are meeting at The Lord Darcy, 618 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 8EH at 9.30am. For more information please contact Venansio at vmkabwe@gmail.com

New partnership with The Mercury Pheonix Trust

We’re really excited about The Mercury Pheonix Trust choosing to work with us to address COVID-19 related disruption of HIV services and rising levels of child abuse in Zambia. Our pilot project will build resilience and self-confidence by boosting HIV prevention and knowledge of reproductive health and sexual rights amongst 1,100 at-risk students from two…Continue reading New partnership with The Mercury Pheonix Trust