This past month our Students at Chikumbuso were invited to compete in an Art Competition here in Lusaka. Many of our students spent their Saturdays and afternoons working with some of the teachers to present their best piece in the competition. Friday we received the results that six of our students were selected to attend a two-day ART PROGRAMME to be held at the Visual Arts Centre in the Showgrounds!
In many countries through out the world children are being armed, not with books, but with AK47's and other guns, knives , machetes. They are being asked to fight for causes that are not their own. Children all over Africa have had their childhood stolen through war, epidemics, or natural disasters. At Chikumbuso we want to give them their childhood back through education. This will be a weapon they will never have to put down.
Our community center is so blessed to not only have a library but to find in this library volunteers who have graduated from highschool and have come back to give back to Chikumbuso. Three young women have returned to Chikumbuso to work with students in the library on computers that have been donated to the center. We would like to ask that you become a part of our library by donating through global giving.
Chikumbuso would like to thank you for your generous donation to help us provide "Comfort Kits" to women prisoners in Zambia. Since November 28, we have sewn 100 plastic-lined pouches with five reusable/washable sanitary pads.
We spent International Women's Day, March 8, brainstorming and reaching out to other local NGOs for help in getting the pads distributed through the prisons. This will help us insure each woman in the Lusaka prison will receive her own "Comfort Kit" containing our sanitary napkin pouch with sanitary pads, soap, a bucket, and a pair of underwear.