Chikumbuso

Chikumbuso means "Remembrance" our mission statement is to remember those who died (both family and friends), to remember where we came from (a place of poverty and hunger) and to remember to do for others (give back to the community).
May 20, 2015

Summer Break

Summer is coming! Much like the children here in the United States, kids in Zambia are getting excited for a little time off, even if there are quite a few differences between the two. In the US, kids are getting ready for camp, pools, beach time, and lazy days. In Zambia, many of our students are using their time off to help their moms with the other children, to earn a bit of money to help pay for school, and begging us to let them back in the doors! 

That's right, Chikumbuso is a safe place for our students, full of laughter, friends, and people who love them. They would much rather be at Chikumbuso then out on the streets or in their tiny homes. That's why we continue to open our doors and let them use our amazing library, study center, and playground. 

When you sponsor a classroom at Chikumbuso, you actually are sponsoring a safe, fun, learning environment that lasts far beyond the ten months of school. Please consider supporting our community center by sponsoring a classroom and getting kids to a place they love.

May 20, 2015

It's the little things...

At the end of the school year in the United States, mothers find pencil nubs, half used notebooks, one sneaker from gym class, and countless half eaten granola bars in their children's backpacks. 

Not so at Chikumbuso! Our secondary school students scrimp and save and literally beg for the money to buy school supplies and food. They use their pencils till they're unable to hold them, they use the back and front of their notebook paper, and they are so grateful for any meals we are able to provide them. 

Please take a moment to realize how fortunate you are to have access to school supplies and nourishment and think about giving the same abundance to some of our incredible students. These kids are the best of the best at Chikumbuso and they need all the help they can get!

May 18, 2015

Summer is coming!

Winter is coming and our grandmothers will soon have to deal with low temperatures and lots kids running around. They often sit outside, wrapped in blankets, with other women from their community to chat and give each other support. 

That's why the widows of Chikumbuso are so appreciated. They not only visit the grandmothers to give them food and supplies, but they take the time to visit with them, to inquire about their health, and to listen to their stories. Companionship and love are just as important to our grandmothers as the wood to warm their houses.

As the summer months come along, and as you sit in the shade outside your house enjoying the cool, think of our grandmothers, halfway around the world, keeping warm because of your support. 

 
   

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