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A wildlife charity based in Zambia, the UK and the Netherlands that offers various accommodation options, safaris and tours. Kasanka Trust's income from tourism revenue and charitable funding goes towards conservation work in and around Kasanka National Park. This is Zambia's first national park under private management - a beautiful wilderness of wildlife, woodland, plains, lakes, rivers and swamps that form a valuable protected area for many endangered species.
Project OSCAR stands for Organic Solutions for Conservation and Agricultural Results. It is a community service society formed for the purpose of making a difference in the lives of vulnerable members of society in Northern Zambia. The planting of exotic fruits and fast growing trees for fuel is only a short to medium term solution. Ongoing strategic and practical support is given, geared to strengthening communities at grassroots level, and improving living conditions, education and family livelihoods.
Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a non-profit organisation committed to the protection of wildlife and to the sustainable use of natural resources in the Lower Zambezi. CLZ is centered around 3 main pillars of support - Wildlife Protection; Environmental Education, teaching children on the importance of their natural environment; and Community Support, helping communities as they grow, and encouraging them to develop sustainably.
Chikumbuso is a grassroots project in Ng'ombe township in Lusaka. Founded by Linda Wilkinson in 2005, Chikumbuso provides an alternative lifestyle to vulnerable women and children. Free schooling is available, as well as adult training and capacity building, income generation activities and community building programs. 30 young adults have left the streets to come to Chikumbuso to learn new life skills in tailoring and cooking. The word Chikumbuso means remembrance.
Barefeet Theatre produces a range of creative art performances using theatre, art, dance, music and creative writing to educate and support the development of children at risk of becoming disengaged from their communities into physically healthy, cognitively, and socially competent young people. Members of the group are former street children who now work in various roles within the group. Its award-winning performance company is the income-generating wing of the organisation.
Formed in 1993, the Lusaka Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) is a registered charity that provides the care, treatment, rehabilitation and re-homing of abused domestic animals. It is currently the only organisation in Lusaka that does this work. LAWS manages a small shelter on Sadzu Road in Lusaka, Zambia and can house up to 30 dogs and 10 cats at a time. This organisation de-worms, vaccinates, treats, neuters and homes all rescued animals.
Conservation Lake Tanganyika is a not-for-profit organisation created to promote and preserve the biodiversity of Lake Tanganyika in Zambia, for the benefit of the local community. This organisation partners with the community and the Government of Zambia. Lake Tanganyika is known to be the longest lake in the world and the second deepest after Lake Baikal. Lake Tanganyika is shared between Zambia and 3 other countries, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.
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Established in 2015, Proud Me Foundation is a nonprofit multipurpose organisation run by women that are passionate about humanity in every aspect of life. This organisation targets women, children, disabled, and the vulnerable in the community and the nation at large. It aims to create a community where everyone is able to realize their full potential through bringing back the sense of pride, safety, belonging, confidence, and participation in every woman through empowerment and awareness.
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Registered in January 2010, Kitwe Animal Welfare Society (KAWS) offers shelter to rescued animals, boarding facilities and veterinary care. The organisation is also highly involved in the community offering free rabies vaccinations and veterinary assistance as well as limited neuters in the outlying low cost areas. This organisation has a goal to protect animals against negligence, abuse and exploitation. KAWS aims to provide food, shelter, arranging adoption and representing animal interests to ensure their well-being.
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The Kucetekela Foundation is a non-profit Zambia based charity that offers scholarships to young Zambians to attend high quality secondary schools from Grade 8 through Grade 12. The foundation works with Zambian students who demonstrate great academic promise but do not have the financial means to obtain a secondary education. The aim of the foundation is to open up a window of educational opportunity to bright young Zambians who otherwise would be unlikely to go beyond primary school.
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Launched in 2012, every June/July Greenpop hosts the Zambia Festival of Action in Livingstone which brings people together from around the globe to learn, connect, give back, grow and get active. Over three weeks they plant trees, grow food forests, build using eco-methods, set up recycling systems, brighten up schools with eco murals, attend sustainability workshops, celebrate with live music and more. It's an adventure for active citizens who want to change their world. It's a TREEvolution - Get involved!
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Village Water believes everyone should have access to clean water. This local and international charity provides hygiene, education and sustainable water for villages in Western Zambia installing protected shallow wells with manual water pumps. Reliable source of water means small scale village farmers can harvest crops throughout the year instead of just rainy season. As a result surplus food can be sold at local markets. Village Water has a number of programmes offered to help them practice a healthy lifestyle.
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Many charities in Zambia seek to improve people’s livelihoods and assist vulnerable individuals and communities with basic needs such as education, water and health care. They raise funds for their work through charity concerts or other events, through sponsorship and through showcasing themselves to the wider public. Some of these organisations are linked to international NGOs who help with fund-raising.