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…
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
ZOA joins the rest of Zambia in mourning Dr Kenneth Kaunda who has died at the age of 97. After Kaunda left Zambia’s presidential office in 1991, having been the first Zambian President of the Republic of Zambia, he became deeply involved in the fight against HIV in Zambia and across Africa, the disease that…Continue reading ZOA pays tribute to Dr Kenneth Kaunda
It’s almost a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and no community or organisation has been spared the brutal economic and social impact….Continue reading The far reaching impact of COVID-19 on already vulnerable communities
ZOA joins the rest of Zambia in mourning Professor Father Michael Kelly, ZOA-Zambia’s Patron until he passed away at the age of 91. Father Kelly was one of our founder members and chaired the organisation in Zambia. ZOA’s focus on supporting orphans and vulnerable children through education was an area close to Father Kelly’s heart….Continue reading ZOA pays tribute to Father Michael Kelly
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
Thank you to everyone who donated. With your support we’ve raised an incredible £13,338! This will help us educate and keep vulnerable children safe as coronavirus continues to affect children and their families far beyond those it infects. COVID-19 has pushed millions of people into extreme poverty and already vulnerable children and families are feeling…Continue reading £13,338 raised through The Big Give!