Its the beginning of the year and Nyamphande Orphanage Community School (NOCS) has started on a good note, so far 535 children have reported to school and a lot more are expected to to be enrolled.
We have 414 children from pre-school to grade 7 and from grades 8 to 12 we have 121 pupils. We have also started evening classes to cater for the adults in the community who wish to get back to complete secondary school education, so far we have enrolled 5 ladies and 5 men. all this information was discussed at the meeting held on the 12th of February 2016 at Nyamphande community school.
We congratulate Mr Boti our school manager for having been appointed as the coordinator for all the community schools in Rufunsa district.
Children International Zambia Donation
On the 4th of February 2016,Children International Zambia extended its support to Nyamphande Orphanage through a donation of 500 pairs of TOMS shoes to improve the lives and well-being of the Children at Nyamphande.
Children from grade one(1) to grade twelve (12) were catered, we did the distribution on the 12th of February 2016. We thank children International Zambia for their kind donation, God bless!!
Shoes donated by Children International Zambia
Challenges facing the orphanage:
Nyamphande community school still has a lot of challenges among these are:
1 luck of a school library
2 Renovation of the clinic's roof and help with more supply of medicine
3 Completion of the high school building
- We have no school library: lots of books have been donated but have all been put in one place and are not arranged hence they may get damaged easily.
- Nyamphande Orphanage has a clinic which does not only cater for the orphaned children but for all the community with all sorts of medical services they need, ranging from HIV/AIDS counseling and blood screening, they also offer under-five clinic . The clinic roofing urgently needs renovations as it has lucked maintenance in a while. We also need help in the supply of enough medicine to cater for the Orphanage as well as the members of the community.
- As the number of pupils keeps increasing,we need help so that we can complete the high school classes.
We therefore appeal to all well-wishers to come forth and help us in anyway possible as this will enable us to continue uplifting and supporting the well being of the children and the community
- We would like to thank the Zambian Government who have seconded a new nurse to be paid by them for her services to the Nyamphande Orphanage clinic. The clinic has continued to function despite some challenges we have been having, due to the help rendered by the Government the clinic is functional and as of last week Friday, a lot of Mothers brought their babies for under-five clinic.
The Government of Zambia has started a dam creation project at nyamphande and they have promised to build two dams. The project has already started there is already one dam that is running .This project is being spear headed by the area member of parliament through the Ministry of fisheries and livestock. This project is aimed at benefiting the communities in Rufunsa district, Nyamphande inclusive.
As Nyamphande we are thankful to all our partners for standing with us .We have come this far because of you and we do not take you help for granted, every contribution, prayers and help rendered are deeply appreciated!
God bless you all………. 1corinthians 13:13/ James1:27