In Zambia, ChildFund Celebrates Two Anniversaries

Zambia celebration

ChildFund’s Zambian office recently celebrated its 30th anniversary — and ChildFund’s 75th.

By Tenagne Mekonnen, Africa Regional Communications Manager

ChildFund’s Zambian office recently celebrated two important anniversaries — the national office’s 30th and ChildFund’s 75th — with an event for children, community members and local and national leaders.

75th ChildFund logoDorothy Kazunga, Zambia’s deputy minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, was among the honored guests and shared the government’s progress in improving the well-being of children in Zambia. She listened to the testimony of children, youth and community members and spoke about the good work ChildFund is doing. Kazunga also handed out awards to children for their artwork and other creative endeavors.   

Victor Koyi

Victor Koyi, ChildFund’s East and South Africa regional director.

Victor Koyi, ChildFund’s East and South Africa regional director, also attended the celebrations. “ChildFund is a proud organization because of its successful impact on children,” he said. “Today we have government officials, doctors, lawyers, teachers and confident children here in Zambia and all over the world.” He added that the organization is looking forward to the coming years, with the best yet to come for children.  

Board members, local partner representatives, children and community leaders shared their thoughts, showing what it was like before ChildFund came to the communities and since. Schools have improved, health facilities are better equipped, income is higher, and children have higher levels of confidence and self-reliance, they said.

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Children perform at Zambia’s celebration.

 

One Response to In Zambia, ChildFund Celebrates Two Anniversaries

  • I’m encouraged with what you are doing do better the lives of children in Zambia. Keep up the good work.

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