Over 800,000 vulnerable children in Zambia to benefit from donor-supported program

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Over 800, 000 vulnerable children are scheduled to have their lives uplifted under a new program to be implemented by an international agency, an official said on Thursday.

Child Fund Zambia, an international child protection and development agency, says it has earmarked over 30 million U.S. dollars to promote the well-being of vulnerable children in Zambia.

Simba Chingaidze, the organization’s country director said the money will be spent on various projects over a period of three years in order to reach out to vulnerable children.

The organization, he said, will seek to engage and strengthen partnerships with both government and cooperating partners in order to improve the socio-economic conditions of vulnerable children in the country, state-run news agency, the Zambia News and Information Service (ZANIS) quoted him as saying.

The official was speaking during the launch of the organization’s three-year strategic plan for 2019 to 2021.

Meanwhile, the Zambian government praised the organization for the cardinal role it plays in improving the welfare of deprived and vulnerable children in the country.

Minister of Community Development and Social Welfare Services Kampamba Chewe said the organization has been a strategic partner in providing for the needs of vulnerable communities in the country.

The government, she said, has prioritized the well-being of vulnerable children by putting up policy and legislative measures that promote and secure the interests of all children.

Child Fund Zambia has been operating in the country since 1983. Enditem

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