Act Now: Experiences and recommendations of children on the impact of COVID-19
On 20 November, we celebrate World Children’s Day; the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is a day for children, by children – a day to imagine a better future for every child. This year though, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a child rights crisis. The costs of the pandemic for children are immediate and, if unaddressed, may last a lifetime. Hear from Kampamba (16) a young journalist in Southern Province, Zambia as he shares experiences and recommendations.
World Vision joins COVID-19 fight in Zambia
In a growing effort to protect the most vulnerable against the rapid global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), World Vision in Zambia has joined government efforts to combat the COVID-19 disease in the country by spending over 5.1 million Kwacha (US$ 269,494), to equip health facilities and isolation centers and building prevention measures across Zambia.
World Vision began working in Zambia in 1981 with three small community developments projects in northern Lusaka.
Today, our teams work in 43 districts in nine provinces of Zambia, complementing the Government’s efforts to reach vulnerable children and communities in the country.
Through Area Programmes, World Vision’s interventions have addressed issues of food insecurity, primarily through agriculture, water and sanitation, education, health, infrastructure development, livelihood and child protection in the process of transforming the lives of vulnerable children, women and families.
Improving the well-being and the futures of children continues to be the focus of everything we do.
About World Vision Zambia
Children are at the heart of our work. In Zambia, we serve the most vulnerable children and communities. Currently, our work is themed around five key areas as outlined in the 2016-2020 strategy. These are Literacy, Maternal and Child Health, child protection and spiritual nature, resilient Livelihood, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
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Stop a lost generation
Isolated in unsafe homes, sent to work or pushed into early marriage, millions of boys and girls could be facing physical, emotional and sexual abuse as result of the pandemic.
Many children are already suffering and helplines are being overwhelmed with calls.
The effects on these children will last a lifetime. We must prevent this devastating legacy.
Please help us to convince governments and UN agencies to act.
Please call on governments and institutions to urgently increase funding for health, education and other social services that protect children from all forms of violence and abuse, especially for girls and boys at greater risk due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Stop a lost generation
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Looking for a way to stand up and fight against COVID-19? If so, we have an important call for you and your family.
World Vision has impacted the lives of over 200 million children globally over 70 years. Today, we’re calling on you to unleash your hidden hero once again and help us ignite hope, one story at a time.
Improving literacy skills
Mukonda with his family- He has four children whom he encourages to read through the reading corner; his wife has also taken up reading through this initiative. Reading corners, like this one, provide a fun, safe environment for children to explore reading and writing.
Children Grow in Faith
Martha Muntimbili a community volunteer, leads a Good News club for children from grades 1 through 4, enabling them to hear the Word of God.
In 2018, 2,038 girls and 1,891 boys were reached through Scripture Union clubs, Good News clubs, Sunday/Sabbath schools and home Bible studies by faith leaders.
Lucas Munankwenka, 56, and his wife Josephine, 48, show off the chickens they own thanks to World Vision. World Vision trains communities in sustainable, resilient ways to increase their incomes and invest in their communities.
It takes Zambia
A girl child who is protected, loved and cared for, grows up to be a woman who can build a strong community and nation.