ZCCM Investments Holdings (ZCCM-IH) has donated assorted food and household items to benefit over 90 children at Children’s Town in Malambanyama, Chibombo district. Children’s Town is home to children retrieved from living on the streets, who are given shelter, food, education and skills training development among others.
The home is run by the Development Aid from People-to-People Zambia (DAPP Zambia). Since 1990, DAPP has provided educational opportunities to hundreds of former street children, training them in agriculture, livestock management, carpentry, food production, designing and tailoring among other vocational and survival skills.
DAPP Resource Mobilisation Officer, Mr. Jabez Kanyanda thanked ZCCM-IH for the gesture and urged the company to continue supporting the organisation in its quest to give street children a home and hope for the future. Mr Kanyanda expressed gratitude to ZCCM-IH for the donation stating that such a gesture encourages them to continue reaching out and improve the welfare of children that find themselves on the streets for various reasons.
“We rehabilitate the former street children, take them through counselling and give them a home in Children’s Town. They receive life skills and vocational training. We also carry out a family unification and support system to help the children settle either in the same or a newly identified community after they complete the 2-year program at Children’s Town,” said Mr Kanyanda.
ZCCM-IH represented by Corporate Affairs Officer Kateule Nakazwe applauded Mr Kanyanda and his team for the noble work they are doing, as children are the future and need to be nurtured into responsible and productive citizens. Ms Nakazwe stated that ZCCM-IH remains committed to making a difference in the lives of the vulnerable in society even in areas where the company does not have any investments.
ZCCM-IH donated the items on 6th April 2023 that included bags of mealie-meal, blankets, sanitary towels and mosquito nets worth K25,000.00.