The ongoing projects we have at the community Mission Centre are as follows:

Integrated Farming

Integrated farming is an essential part of the teaching and provision of food staples as it helps to teach the community to be self-sufficient in relieving hunger, and thus raising their standard of living.

Integrated farming projects include:

  • Crop Farming: maize, beans, mangoes and other assorted fruits and vegetables.
  • Fish Pond

The children are also encouraged to learn about agriculture with school gardens, growing maize and other vegetables.

Irrigation Scheme

We currently utilize a pump-and-well system.

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An irrigation scheme is currently underway and requires several items for completion:

  • an electricity generator
  • piping system, including tap water in the school
  • sprinklers
  • water tank with stand
  • utilizing solar energy

Funding is needed to help complete these projects and upgrades.

School Project

Classroom

The current primary school, which opened in 2001, has 1,600 children enrolled (as of Aug 2016), with 46 teachers using 7 classrooms (and more under construction). We have morning and afternoon sessions with over 800 children each. Grade 8 has also been added this year (2016). The dining room and storage room are also being used as classrooms. We also now have approximately 50 pre-school children with 2 teachers and the number of children is rising.

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We also have two teachers who specifically teach Bible Studies. Recently, over 350 gave their lives to Jesus. Praise the Lord!

The current needs of the school are as follows:

  • expansion to 15 classrooms
  • URGENTLY NEEDED – expansion and upgrading of plumbing and sanitation, especially bathroom upgrades (at least 12 toilets and sinks)

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  • URGENTLY NEEDED – electricity for the entire facility, especially for security and evening activities such as Bible studies and adult literacy programs (currently, we are limited to daylight activities)
  • science lab and library and kitchen building
  • accommodations for teachers, volunteers and outreach groups (note: currently, none of the children are housed here, but it is our desire to provide accommodations for both the children and the teachers)

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Several desks and textbooks have recently been graciously donated, we are thankful to the Lord for His provision and to those that were moved to donate these items. We still need more desks.

Currently (as of early 2016), the school continues to expand, and children are being turned away from classes due to the shortage of classrooms, so it is of utmost importance to extend the school as soon as possible. Our current needs include raising funds for expansion to 15 classrooms.

“Feed-The-Children” Project

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The Lord has been revealing to us the need to feed the day school and Sunday school children, who often come to the facility hungry. The project goal is to give them at least one meal a day. Since there are over 1,600 children to feed, this is a tremendous challenge for us. As stated, we have projects which would help make the feeding of the children (and staff) a successful goal.

We thank God that we have been able to complete the storage rooms and dining hall, however we are currently using them as classrooms.

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Clinic Project

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The clinic is now registered and licensed to operate as of April 2013.

Children and adults alike have access to immunization and disease prevention measures.

We are able to provide simple health examinations for children 5 and under for prevention of malnutrition and early childhood diseases, and are looking to provide maternity support as well.

Malaria kills thousands of children in Zambia each year. No one has to die of malaria. We are able to provide early detection and immediate treatment if malaria parasites are found. We have detection microscopes on site and can provide mosquito nets as needed.

Other treatments include high-blood pressure prevention and diabetic testing, and first-aid medication and referrals (if necessary) are made to hospitals for further treatment.

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The building is complete with furnishings, infrastructure upgrades (electricity, water, etc.), security fencing and more. We recently (2016) had a special dedication for the building. We thank the Lord for this provision. To open the building officially, we need washrooms and showers for the maternity wing to be completed.

We need funding for ongoing medical and first aid supplies.

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Housing Projects (Long-Term)

At the community Mission Centre, we need:

  • Guest accommodation facilities
  • Boarding school and teachers’ accommodations
  • Outreach and Conference Building (annual conferences attended by over 1,000 women)

We are looking to raise money for these projects.

Please contact us for more information on these projects.