Henry and Elizabeth saw the opportunity to invest in their garden to make sure there will be plenty of food for them and the children. They had begun a work on a garden beginning of January and when Covid 19 came around, they decided to have another garden twice as big. They felt they had the time and it was the best use of time. Besides the gardens, with low cases of the virus in Zambia, they have continued to feed at least 160 children 5 days a week.
Since Zambia has joined Let’s Give Them Hope in October 2019, their hard work and dedication has been something to marvel at. A staff house is currently underway as well now. With much precaution, the school has also managed to continue and with everyone having much more time they have taken the time to paint some of the buildings. Zambia has proved that in time where everything seems to be going wrong, there is always an opportunity to advance the Kingdom of God.
But Henry and Elizabeth are aware that it is impossible to build and continue without the support they are receiving from all corners of the world. A special mention has to be made for Dennis Schofield who has raised a lot of funds through his bottle run initiative. This month alone has raised over $900 that will go towards the school. If there is any theme that’s applicable to Let’s Give Them Hope Zambia right now, it is simply “Zambia on the rise”.
Let's Give them Hope launches in Zambia
Zambia became part of Let’s Give Them Hope in the beginning of October 2019. Very much like Musana, Twashuka a rural area where the Let’s Give Them base is located, is greatly impoverished with a huge number of orphans and vulnerable children residing in the area. Many of the children in this area have lost one or both parents and are being raised by a grandmother or another relative.
Elizabeth and some of the volunteer teachers
The vast majority of adults are unemployed, and most homes are in terrible condition with small yards unsuitable for growing food. 18 years ago Elizabeth Chitambala noticed that there were a large number of children who were not in school because of the inability to pay school fees so she decided to teach them herself. Everyday they would meet under a mango tree to learn. Eventually they managed to raise some funds to build a one-room school.
Twashuka school Project
Henry and Elizabeth continued their work with minimal support and the help of volunteer teachers. When Mike, Elizabeth (Mike’s daughter), Weston and Liz went to meet up with Henry and Elizabeth, this felt like the right time to come together and work together. Henry also pastors a church in Twashuka, he and Elizabeth are a perfect fit to the ever-growing work of Let’s Give Them Hope.