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).
Aug 12, 2014

Making women's health a priority at Chikumbuso

In Zambia, many women and girls do not have convenient access to sanitary supplies. Menstruation can prohibit them from carrying out their daily tasks and make attending school impossible. In the Chikumbuso sewing room, aspiring seamstresses and tailors put their skills to good use by creating “comfort kits” for women to help ease the discomfort and inconvenience of their monthly menstrual cycle.

Due to the high number of young women that we care for on a daily basis in our school, it is especially convenient to be able to create these kits on site and distribute them to our students in need. Help us provide some comfort to our girls so that their main focus can be their education!

May 13, 2014

Saying Thank You

Students in Secondary School
Students in Secondary School

Secondary Education is a essential  to getting finding a future in Ng'ombe Compound, where poverty and hopelessness run rampant. This past April I had the pleasure of returning to Chikumbuso for a three week visit.  I was thrilled to see that the students I left two years ago are thriving. They are blossoming in school, are healthy,  and lead in their community.

The following is a letter I received from one of our high school students. She is a student that you are providing for through your giving here at Global Giving.

 

Ng'ombe Compound
Lusaka
Dear Mama Linda,
I am writing this letter to thank you fo the good work and effort you are giving to Chikumbuso.
Before I go any further I would like to pass my greetings to you and say thank you for visiting us, your children, once again this year.
On behalf of my fellow pupils who are also members of Chikumbuso I would like to say thank you mama for it is by your commitment that we are able to be in school. We will work extreemly hard at school for these few years that are remaining.
It is my prayer that God will bless all the people who volunteer at this school and I thank everyone there in America who gives to Chikumbuso their support. I would like to tell you mama that God is very happy. My parents did not manage to send me to school but Chikumbuso managed. I did not know in my life that today I would be in grade 10. I thank God for this because he showed me his favour for I believe that through education I will be able to go out and have new careers offered to me.  
Thank you, we love you, Esnart
May 12, 2014

Change of curriculum in Zambia

This school year the Zambian government has decided to change the curriculum for schools. Since we follow the curriculum, and since our secondary students all attend government schools, this means we have to purchase a whole new set of books for each student. This cost is quite high and unexpected but something we can't avoid.

Without the books and supplies provided them, our students can't afford to go to school. They depend on the assistance of donors like you to fund their studies. Thanks to your help, we have managed to keep in school all those who want to be there. Please help us to continue to support our incredible scholars as they further their studies. 

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