Location: Zambia, Lusaka
Project: Kondwa Day Care
Angela Malik, Founder & Director:
“I go home and think, how many people have smiled because of me. And the answer always makes me happy.”
Kondwa Centre takes care of children who had a rough start in life because of the consequences of HIV/AIDS, by providing the food and love they need. Kondwa Centre also offers the orphans and other vulnerable children of Ng’ombe the chance to move on to primary school. They help them get to the proper level by giving them a pre-school education. The 92 children of Kondwa receive psychological support to deal with the loss of their parents, medical support and 2 meals a day. The children also receive nursery education to make it easier for them to move on to primary school. The community the children belong to is actively involved. The orphans sleep with the ‘guardians’. They make sure orphans have shelter within their own community.
- HIV education by means of the ‘Child Health Care’ programme. A programme aimed at the stigmas and taboos around HIV, that focuses on the importance of taking medication and growing up as any other child.
- To facilitate moving on to primary school through pre-school education.
- Improving health by offering a nutritious meal twice a day to 100 children.
- Offering psychological support.
- Improving the lives of the orphans and other vulnerable children of Ng’ombe.
- Accommodating 92 children aged 3-7 years.
- 580 indirect beneficiaries (families, volunteers)
- Criteria were checked and defined to improve the selection procedure and its transparency.
- The children’s health improved by providing a nutritious meal twice a day.
- Basic education about the importance of taking medication and lifting taboos and stigmas around ‘being an orphan’.
- Psychological support was offered.