What We Do
What Is Zamda?
ZAMDA is a registered charity with the Charities Regulator (Charity Registered Number: 20060954). We are dedicated to providing direct and effective aid to a number of projects in and around the city of Kabwe in Zambia. Our main priority is supporting “Sables Nua”, a centre for Kabwe’s street children.
What is SABLES Nua?
Sables Nua is a centre for the most vulnerable children in Kabwe; it offers food, clothing, medical care, emergency overnight accommodation, counseling, education and vocational training for over three hundred O.V.C.s (Orphaned and Vulnerable Children).
How Have We Grown?
Since our first involvement in 2004 our project has grown and grown. Working shoulder to shoulder with our host community, responding to their needs and guided and directed by them, our group has made a significant contribution to increasing the standard of living of our friends in Africa. To date our group had funded, worked with and been responsible for a number of projects.
Who Are We Helping?
Many of the children in Sables Nua come from the streets of Kabwe and Lusaka; they have lost their parents to HIV / AIDS, been rejected by their families and forced onto the street to beg, steal or prostitute themselves in an effort to stay alive. Apart from the heartbreak, rejection and fear these vulnerable children they encounter cruelty and abuse on the streets. Other orphaned children come to Sables Nua from the compounds (slums) of Makalulu and Katongo sent usually by their grandparents who cannot provide food or clothing or education for them.
What We Provide?
In Sables Nua we provide the children with two meals a day with vitamin supplements, sports and recreation, clothing and a child-centred education which gives these children the basics and thereby an opportunity to progress into the regular school system. We offer free education in Sables Nua from pre-school to Grade 7 and we send the children on then to Secondary school and from there to Third Level.
Our staff of Head Teacher, Deputy Head, nine teachers, social worker and counsellor, cook, farmer, cleaners and security guards provide a place of refuge, happiness and hope for some of the most marginalised children in the world.
We are open 365 days a year – and there is no charge, to the children and never will be.