The Chalice Kawambwa Sponsor Site is located in the northern part of Zambia. Most of the people in this area are farmers who rely on subsidized farming. Most of the parents are unemployed and not able to support their children in education and other social and health services.
Chalice Kawambwa Sponsor Site opened in 1997 with the Sisters of the Child Jesus. The Site has grown tremendously over the years and primarily serves children with visual impairments and those who are most vulnerable, including children with albinism. Coming from northern Zambia or southern Democratic Republic of Congo, the children face both visual and physical challenges. As vulnerable minorities, they often carry negative stigmas. The Chalice Sponsorship Program has brought positive changes to the lives of these children and their families, such as improved nutrition, health services and education. Families of sponsored and non-sponsored children are empowered through community engagement projects which improve their standard of living.
Mission - Kawambwa
The Kawambwa Chalice Sponsor Site offers education to children through the acquisition of life skills in all study areas. The site provides equal educational opportunities and teaches the children to live good, upright lives in a very challenging environment. Through education and the provision of life necessities, the site hopes to produce future citizens that are able to live independent, self-sufficient, productive lives.
Sponsorship in Kawambwa
Chalice Sponsorship in Kawambwa, Zambia assists children with a daily balanced diet, school fees, uniforms, shoes, bedding, toiletries, and other supplies necessary for attending school. The children and their families are given workshops to help them in their daily lives. Past workshops have included traffic rules, personal hygiene, and the importance of education.