LGTH Launches in Zambia
Twashuka school Project
Elizabeth and some of the volunteer teachers
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.
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.
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.