Project #25768

Help Fund a Skills Center for Orphans in Zambia

by Charity Centre for Children and Youth Development


This project will build a vocational skills training centre for orphans and vulnerable children in Solwezi District of Zambia. This will help provide free education and vocational skills to 200 children orphaned and vulnerable due to HIV and AIDS who hail from the poorest sections of society in Solwezi District. Education has an enormous impact on the child's chances for success in life. The center will offer carpentry, joinery, bricklaying, IT skills, tailoring, and other skills.
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The people of Solwezi community live in a vicious cycle of poverty. Majority of them live on less than a dollar a day, this translates to living below the poverty line according to the United Nations and the world community standards. Many school drop outs, orphans and vulnerable children do not have access to equipped facilities for training in valuable trade skills. There is a high demand for the provision of practical and tertiary training services that enable them to be gainfully employed.


The vocational skills training centre offers both formal education and informal education. The formal education will consist of basic primary school education following the government educational curriculum while the informal education will entail training in dressmaking/tailoring and entrepreneurial skills, carpentry and joinery, welding and fabrication, computer, masonry and welding. The basic primary formal education prepares the children to join secondary education then university.

Long-Term Impact

The project contributes to youth and children 's development in skills for self-reliance and entrepreneurship. It creates employment opportunities for disadvantaged youths and young adults - helping them to move from poverty and unemployment to self-sufficiency. This effective intervention continues to provide the essential skills that school drop outs and unemployed youths need in their quest towards financial independence.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).



Organization Information

Charity Centre for Children and Youth Development

Location: Solwezi, North-Western - Zambia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Alex Bwaluka
Executive Director
Solwezi, North-Western Zambia

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