'Kondwa' means 'Be happy' in the local language and that's exactly what this children's charity in Lusaka, Zambia, aims for: to provide basic support for orphans and vulnerable township children so that they can lead happy and successful lives through care, nutrition and education.
The Kondwa Day Centre for Orphans opened in September 2000 and took in 30 children aged 3 to 8 years old. Today, 90 children attend the Centre and over 350 'graduates' have gone on to formal education (primary school grades 1-9). A further 30 children get assistance through our educational outreach programme.
Kondwa also run a community school in the local township and provides primary education for disadvantaged children in the neighbourhood. As well as a giving them a sound primary education, the school helps boys and girls come to terms with the loss of parents and other close relatives due to HIV/AIDS.
PaKachele Community School ensures that children learn to read and write and to develop strong spiritual, moral and ethical values. The school prepares the youngsters for entry to secondary school and also develop basic vocational skills that will help them to obtain employment and build self-confidence.
The children at Kondwa would be very appreciative of any donation, however small, that you can give. And there are other ways that you can support Kondwa's work as well.
Please visit Kondwa Day Centre website to find out more about their work with disadvantaged orphan children in Lusaka.