School Meals Program
ZHI uses Hope Farm to support several schools. The first
aim of this program is to provide the children at the
schools with one meal a day, however simple. For many
of the orphans and other vulnerable children, this may
well be the only meal they get in a day. Serving the
children a meal at school encourages them to learn while
taking care of their most basic need.
believes that the vulnerable children it is trying to
help need moral as well as practical education. Most
of the children are victims of damage done by HIV/AIDS,
which has taken their parents. To avoid this and other
deadly STDs, ZHI teaches a program of character education
that stresses self-discipline and moral behavior as
the foundation for a healthy and happy life (see HAPPY
In addition, ZHI's philosophy is that Zambia should
be responsible for its own future and its own people,
and that Zambian children should be raised to be self-reliant
and responsible adults.
Hence in its own school, and in others it supports,
ZHI adds values education to the government curricula.
Currently, there are four schools supported by ZHI,
with a total of about 1130 children:
This government school is located very close to Hope
Farm. Although run by the government, Zambia Hope has
'adopted' Mutakwa, getting the government to do major
improvements while ZHI itself has provided furniture
and school supplies, including desks, computers, an
electric piano and school uniforms. The school educates
500 children. ZHI supports the children with a school
Cry Community School
Zambia Hope supports this school of 130 children, between
the ages of 2 and 17, which is located about 10 miles
from Hope Farm. The education is very basic, and ZHI
supports a school meals program there.
Kanyama Deeper Life Community School
Zambia Hope supports this school of 400 children, between
the ages of 2 and 17, which is located about 9 miles
from Hope Farm. As with Cry School, the education is
basic, with no clear distinction among ages and grades.
ZHI supports a meals program at the school.
Since good education is the key to giving AIDS orphans
hope for a good life, ZHI has embarked on building its
own school, not far from Hope Farm. The school, as the
farm, was started with a donation from Jayesh Tailor,
of the United Kingdom. Classes started in 2006, and
it currently educates 98 nursery school children. Once
funding is secured, Hope School will add elementary
and high school programs to its current nursery program.
The Hope School nursery building was completed in 2006.
To add more classrooms and homes for teachers at Hope
School, as well as to provide the 1130 children we are
educating and feeding in four schools, we need:
Needs for Educational Program