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

New things are happening in the library!

Reading with children is a great way to promote creativity, foster higher-level thinking, and strengthen students’ language skills. Chikumbuso is blessed to have an onsite library for our students to use. Our librarian Annie is always happy to receive new supplies to add to her collection. Throughout the week, Annie reads her favorite books to visiting classes. This week, the first graders were captivated by the tale of Curious George Flies a Kite.

This September, three librarians from the United States will come to Chikumbuso to teach Annie new ways to organize the books in our library. They will also work with the Lubuto Library Project to teach Annie and our teachers about how to more effectively incorporate library resources in the classroom. We are so excited about the new changes coming to Chikumbuso’s school library, and we hope that you will partner with us to bring new books and learning materials to our library. 

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
 

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