Our Projects in Zambia

Your donation has a far-reaching impact!

Located in the interior of southern Africa and bordering eight countries, Zambia continues to face major challenges, despite relatively stable political conditions. These challenges primarily affect children, and almost 50% of the country’s population is under the age of 14. Lack of access to education in rural areas, malnutrition, and lack of health care, are major challenges, especially for the youngest in the community.
The above is a great example of the kind of situation where the TRANSEARCH ChildFund Foundation can assist.

Zambia Help for children and young people

2020: The launch of our new school and social building project

In the next five to seven years, we would like to implement another large project within the Katete cotton-growing area of Zambia. Currently there are around 700 pupils that are taught by just 11 teachers in the school, so our aim is to improve the quality of education by providing an adequate and safe learning environment for all the pupils.
As with our last Zambia project, the focus is not only on education but also on the infrastructure and the overall healthcare of the community.

Child Fund Projects in Zambia, Africa
Development of the Katete project will require three stages:
  • Stage 1: Already established

    Construction of a school building // Training topic “Responsibility and HIV/AIDS prevention”
    • School building construction, including equipment as well as school and office furniture.
    • Teacher and pupil training in co-management to encourage a sense of ownership and responsibility, as well as training on the health aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Stage 2: Currently being implemented (since 12/2021)

    Construction of the sanitary facilities // Additional Corona protection measures
    • The construction of the toilets is extended due to the increased number of children – contrary to the initial planning
    • In view of the current conditions, additional Corona protection measures are being implemented
  • Stage 3: In preparation

    Installation of water infrastructure // Training topic “Child protection and children’s rights”
    • Installation of water infrastructure to ensure better water supply and improved sanitation and hygiene conditions.
    • Installation of a “fruit garden” to provide a natural food source and build responsibility among the children and local community.
    • Creating education and awareness with teachers, pupils, and community members, around the need to protect children and young people from violence, exploitation, and abuse
  • Stage 4: In planning

    Building teacher accommodation // Training topic “Resources”
    • We want to increase the quality of school education by reducing the high pupil-teacher ratio. To do this, we need to make this project more attractive to teachers by building accommodation with adequate and sanitary facilities for two families or four single teachers.
    • The project will train teachers, pupils, and the community in resource mobilisation and sustainability to help the school conserve its available resources.

Together we have made a difference!

To successfully implement this project, we are dependent on further financial aid.

We need your help and support!

Please donate now to enable the third phase of this project!

Key milestones during our first project in Zambia

The school project in Zambia began in 2010 and was dedicated to the Namununga Middle Basic School in the Chibombo district of Zambia. The situation was characterised by deplorable teaching, learning and hygiene conditions. Dilapidated school buildings, overcrowded classes, almost no desks and chairs, too few teachers, and a lack of teaching and learning aids prevented any real opportunities for education.

The goal was to bring today’s 1,200 children the joy of learning by creating a motivational learning environment. This included the construction of new teacher accommodation, classrooms, the installation of electricity and water infrastructure, and the construction of sanitary facilities that meet today’s hygiene standards. In addition, we built a health clinic and a sister residence, provided teaching and learning aids, renovated the sports fields, planted a school garden, and built a fully equipped school laboratory. General health education and the promotion of HIV/AIDS prevention are key goals of this project.

During annual trips, the foundation’s board of directors was able to see first-hand how important your donations are – every donation counts. Initial positive results were observed between 2011 and 2013, when the first school building was opened with two classrooms, three function rooms and sanitary facilities, as well as an initial electricity and water supply. In the following years, we also added computer equipment, a grain mill and a general shop featuring important products. The funding volume of this project amounted to almost €500,000 over a period of ten years.

The goal was to bring today’s 1,200 children the joy of learning by creating a motivational learning environment. This included the construction of new teacher accommodation, classrooms, the installation of electricity and water infrastructure, and the construction of sanitary facilities that meet today’s hygiene standards. In addition, we built a health clinic and a sister residence, provided teaching and learning aids, renovated the sports fields, planted a school garden, and built a fully equipped school laboratory. General health education and the promotion of HIV/AIDS prevention are key goals of this project.

During annual trips, the foundation’s board of directors was able to see first-hand how important your donations are – every donation counts. Initial positive results were observed between 2011 and 2013, when the first school building was opened with two classrooms, three function rooms and sanitary facilities, as well as an initial electricity and water supply. In the following years, we also added computer equipment, a grain mill and a general shop featuring important products. The funding volume of this project amounted to almost €500,000 over a period of ten years.

We have achieved this and much more so far – with your donation!

From 2019 to 2021, we have achieved the following and much more with the ongoing support of our loyal donors:

Promoting children through education in Africa
  • The school was officially declared a secondary school.
  • Grades 10–12 have been added, meaning that pupils can now graduate with a high school diploma.
  • The number of teachers across all grades was increased to 20, with 4 probationary teachers and 2 volunteers for preschool.
Hospital construction in Africa
  • Construction of a health clinic with a maternity ward
  • Pregnant women and the parents of the pupils have a shorter route to the new Health Clinic, meaning that pupils recover more quickly from illness and injury, and can return to lessons much sooner.
Klinik in Afrika bauen
  • Approximately 7,000 inhabitants/residents in the surrounding area now have access to medical care, and the mortality rate has been reduced accordingly.
Doppelhauses für die Krankenschwestern der Health Clinic
  • Appropriate accommodation was constructed for the nurses of the Health Clinic, and the distance to the clinic is shorter for the nurses.
  • Necessary 24/7 care is now guaranteed.

Our sustainability projects for the entire region

The intention behind our sustainability projects:

  • The community learns how to build a business and develop business relationships.
  • The community has the chance to earn an income and maintain the entire complex for the long term.
  • The community learns how to prosper.

Construction & operation of a grain mill

Grain mill in Zambia
Grain mill in Zambia
  • Residents are supplied with flour.
  • 10 workers are employed for the daily operation and maintenance of the flour mill.

Construction of a grocery shop

Support shop in Africa
Grocery Store Sambia

Construction of a shop for pupils, teachers, residents, and patients of the Health Clinic.
The shop will:

  • Stock general school materials, stationery, books, food, and hygiene products.
  • Simplify supply.
  • Facilitate job creation.