Category: Education

Educating Zambia’s future through Early Childhood Development (ECD)

Educating Zambia’s future through Early Childhood Development (ECD)

By Fulman Mukobeko and Derrick Sinjela A range of scientific findings suggest that the early years of a child are critical in the formation of intelligence, personality, and social behavior. Investment in early child development provides greater returns through increased enrollment, retention, achievement, and completion of primary school level. This also contributes to Millennium Development Goals 2 and 3 as well as Education for All (EFA) objectives. However, only 6 percent of children aged between 36 to 59 months are enrolled in pre-schools in Zambia and only 17.1 percent of new entrants to grade one in 2007 had pre-school experience....

Chelstone residents cry for ZESCO power

Chelstone residents cry for ZESCO power

By Francis Chipalo Residents of Lusaka’s Obama area in Chelston extension are fearing for their lives and property following continued break-ins by thieves. Evans Mumba whose house was nearly broken into by the robbers on the early hours of Wednesday appealed to the Zambia Police service to intensify patrols in the area which is fast expanding in population but lacks a police post with Kamanga Police being the nearest. Some residents have in the recent past complained that thieves had targeted Plasma and E.L.D Television sets which are believed to be containing a component of high value. The said component...

Copperbelt Drug Enforcement Commission arrest Luanshya Town cocaine trafficking

Copperbelt Drug Enforcement Commission arrest Luanshya Town cocaine trafficking

By Theresa Katongo, Public Relations Officer Drug Enforcement Commission Lusaka, Thursday 22nd December, 2016 – The Drug Enforcement Commission on the Copperbelt has arrested a Business Woman of Luanshya Town for trafficking in cocaine. Justina Phiri, 37, a Business woman of House No. 86KM Kamirenda area in Luanshya District has been arrested for trafficking in 48 rocks of cocaine. The suspect was arrested in Kitwe at her named Guest House situated in Kwacha East and she will appear in Court soon. Justina Phiri is purportedly connected to a notorious Nigerian drug dealer by the name of Wisdom Amagbaobi who was convicted...

No women must die in child birth, vows Chitalu Chilufya

No women must die in child birth, vows Chitalu Chilufya

By Derrick Sinjela and Maureen Kamocha   HEALTH Minister Chitalu Chilufya says Government is determined to completely stop loss of women in child birth, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Derrick Sinjela. In a speech read by Southern Province Provincial Medical Officer, Dr. Jelita Chinyonga, Dr. Chilufya expressed hope that once correct guidelines are adhered to expectant mothers will not die. Launching the MATERNAL DEATH SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE (MDSR) AND PERINATAL DEATHS,  HELD AT GOVERNMENT COMPLEX, LUSAKA ON 16TH DECEMBER 2016 on the THEME: “Multi-sectoral Response to MDSR and Perinatal Deaths”  Dr Chilufya expressed optimism that no women will die in...

Orange Signs New Eight-Year Partnership with Confédération Africaine de Football as Official Sponsor of 5 Major CAF Competitions from 2017 – 2024

Orange Signs New Eight-Year Partnership with Confédération Africaine de Football as Official Sponsor of 5 Major CAF Competitions from 2017 – 2024

The eight-year sponsorship also covers the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, the Total Women Africa Cup of Nations, the Total CAF Champions League and the Total CAF Super Cup PARIS, France, December 16, 2016/ — Starting with the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon in January 2017, Orange has extended its sponsorship with the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) to include the 2019 tournament in Cameroon, the 2021 tournament in Ivory Coast and the 2023 tournament in Guinea. The eight-year sponsorship also covers the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, the Total Women Africa Cup of Nations,...

Education Minister Dr. Dennis Wanchinga 33 vehicles to 16 Districts in Zambia’s 10 provinces

Education Minister Dr. Dennis Wanchinga 33 vehicles to 16 Districts in Zambia’s 10 provinces

By Francis Chipalo In its bid to address transport challenges being faced in the education sector especially in rural areas, the Ministry of General Education has handed over 33 vehicles to 16 districts in all the 10 provinces of Zambia, namely, Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western, Southern and Western. And the ministry says government prioritizes the girl child education which was at risk owing to a number of factors. Speaking during the handover ceremony of the vehicles at the ministry’s headquarters in Lusaka, General Education Minister Dr. Dennis Wanchinga said the vehicles would go a long way...

Zambia celebrates Bishop Leonard Jameson Mwenda’s Christian Walk (10-05-1939-06-12-2016)

Zambia celebrates Bishop Leonard Jameson Mwenda’s Christian Walk (10-05-1939-06-12-2016)

By Derrick Sinjela The Zambia Anglican Council (ZAC)  bade farewell to former Anglican Diocese of Lusaka Bishop, the late Right Reverend Leonard Jameson Mwenda on Saturday 10th December 2016. Born on 10th May 1939 in Malawi, the late Mwenda, a serving member of the Law Association Zambia (LAZ) died of cardiac Arrest at Lusaka’s Coptic Hospital last Tuesday 6th December 2016 . In a sermon during requiem mass at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Archbishop of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, The Most Reverend Albert Chama eulogized the late Mwenda as humble Christian...

ZAMBIA SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE SYMPOSIUM ON ZIMBABWE CRISIS

ZAMBIA SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE SYMPOSIUM ON ZIMBABWE CRISIS

By  Gershom Kabaso Jr., National Coordinator ZAMSOF – Secretariat “Demand For socio-economic and political transformation” Held On November 25, 2016 at NGOCC, Lusaka. Contact Details: National Coordinator, Zambia Social Forum –ZAMSOF Plot No, 4225, Chilenje, Along Chilumbulu Road (Premises Zambia Library For Visually Impaired) Email: gersheek@gmai..com Cell: +260977467286 / +260 950 72 11 22 SUMMARY REPORT ————————- 1.0 INTRODUCTION Zambia Social Forum ZAMSOF organized Zimbabwe Solidarity Initiative Symposium on Zimbabwe’s crisis on socio-economic and political transformation under the banner of the Zimbabwe Solidarity Forum ZSF. The symposium was held on Friday November 25, 2016 at NGOCC’s Conference Room. Over 49 comrades...

Launch of the 2016 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report

By Mark Maseko, National Information Officer UN Information Centre, Lusaka, Zambia On Thursday 15 December 2016, the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will launch the 2016 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report. The LDCs report shows the present and future pertinence of the LDC category and analyses the process of graduating from it. Since the category was established in 1971, the number of LDCs has doubled and only a few countries have been re-categorized. Graduation, rather than an end in itself, should be seen by LDCs and their development partners as a first step in a much longer development process....

Meet Zambia’s Maxwell Simbuwa-13-year-old Child Rights Activist

Meet Zambia’s Maxwell Simbuwa-13-year-old Child Rights Activist

By Derrick Sinjela Zambian Developmental Media Alliance (ZADEMA) Executive Member and Child Rights Activist MAXWELL Simbuwa is a dedicated budding Child Activist. Initially, Simbuwa belonged to the Zambian Children and Young People (ZCYPD), a committed Media Network for Child Rights and Development (MNCRD) member and Child Journalist in the Children’s News Network (CNN). Aside from his active participation in the ZCYPD, Simbuwa, a grandchild to venerated broadcaster, the late Charles Mando, and continues campaigning for Child Rights beyond the Zambian geographical landscape. As an activist, Simbuwa has through the Media Network for Child Rights and Development and Children’s News Network...

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