Zambia

In 2012, we began assisting Chisomo Centers in reaching street children & empowering women. We soon brought academic interns, long term missionaries, scholarship programs for street children and professional trainings. This relationship is and has been valuable to us.

God has opened the door where additional indigenous-led organizations across the country are now interested in co-laboring together as well. We are now preparing to be an in-country nonprofit and revamping our previous structure. As such, our staff there currently consists of Zambian missionary staff. Currently, we are focused on continuing child scholarships, providing trainings, and relief aide.

Drug & Alcohol Trainings: In 2018, we trained 36 organizations in our Literacy-Free 12 Step Expressive Arts Therapy curriculum with the endorsement of Zambia’s Ministry of Health. 25 participated in a 10 month follow up study which ended this spring.  Results showed that participants significantly decreased their substance use of marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes and inhalants. Additionally, this significantly increased participants’ open group sharing and personal motivation to change. Special thanks to researchers Hjordis and Melissa. There’s been growing interest since the training and follow up study. Our Zambian staff Nanyemba and Chipo facilitated a training  November 2019 for 25 staff members at Operation Mobilization in Kabwe and are planning more trainings with local groups in the future.

Child Scholarships: We have continued to support child scholarships of street children placed in day school and boarding school by Chisomo Centers in Lusaka, Zambia.

Drought Relief:  More than two million Zambians are facing severe food insecurity after drought and flooding reduced harvests. We reached out to donors and received enough funds to help 325 families so far! CoLaborers Nanyemba, Gomezgani, Chipo, Kelvin, and Angel distributed large bags of mealie meal in Monze, Choma, Mapanza and Macha. Mealie meal is ground white cornmeal used to make nshima, a staple in the Zambian diet. About $10- $12 buys a bag per family. Please donate below to help.




 

Mail checks to CoLaborers International. PO Box 959 Chestertown MD 21620. Make out to CoLaborers International. Write “CoLaborers Zambia” on the memo section of the check please.  All giving is tax deductible.

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Pamphlet:  To learn more about our services, please download or share this pamphlet.