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Nyamphande Community School is located in rural Zambia, 125 kilometers east of Lusaka. It began in 1996, with fifteen students under a Musamba tree at the current site...

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How it all started

"Together we can do this; together we will do this," is the rallying cry for Nyamphande Village, which began in 1996 as a school with 15 children that met under

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Community Schools Project

The orphanage and school president, John Mambo, wrote, "Our greatest wish is to see the children of Nyamphande graduate and become what they wish in future as the sky is

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Nyamphande has a small medical clinic originally intended for the care of students. In recent years, local villagers have also availed themselves of services

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Also under development is a Camp site with Chalets where our volunteers and sight seeing enthusiasts will be accommodated as they come to either volunteer at our centres or to

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We are continually grateful to our many donors and volunteers who have contually come through to help us achieve the many goals of this project...

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Saturday, 22 Feb 2020

Let's help our street kids

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by Dando Mweetwa Reporter

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – At 12, Bwalya Mulenga says he already knows what it feels like to provide for his family. He knows the city like the back of his hand. Every day he guides his blind parents to and from downtown Lusaka, the capital.“I guide my parents to a site in town where they sit the whole day and beg,” he says.Bwalya says that once he leaves his parents, he quickly moves to another part of the city to beg. He walks into the roads when cars stop at traffic lights. He reaches out to the drivers to ask for 500 kwacha, 10 cents USD, or 1,000 kwacha, 20 cents USD, before the vehicles drive off.

Bwalya is tiny, but when he speaks he sounds like an adult. He says he begs on the streets because he has to help support his family. “I help my parents to pay rent, buy food and the cloths we put on,” he says as he lies in the grass with bare, muddy feet.
Bwalya, the middle child, says he and his two brothers don’t go to school. Instead, they must help to raise money for the family. Every morning at 5:30 a.m., Bwalya guides his blind parents from a small home they rent in Misisi compound to their begging spots before going to his own. They beg until around 5 p.m., then meet and go back home together.

They live in a tiny house in a shanty compound. Rent for a one- or two-room house without electricity there ranges from 40,000 to 150,000 kwacha, $8.50 to $32 USD, per month. While his mother prepares supper for them, the family talks about their earnings for the day. Bwalya says their earnings are usually sufficient to cover food and rent, but little beyond that. “We survive by begging,” Bwalya says. “Without begging we go hungry and they chase us from their home.” The same is true for many other children of blind parents in Zambia.

Bwalya is among the thousands of children who roam the streets daily begging for money, some who must help support their household because their parents are blind. Nongovernmental organizations, NGOs, and pastors strive to help these children, but say it is difficult to empower or educate them because they must spend their days earning money for their families. Although the government has created past initiatives to help street children and is focusing on blindness prevention, advocates say more needs to be done to empower blind parents and secure a future for their children.

Agnes Nakonde, a single mother who is blind, says begging is the only way she and her four children can earn money to support themselves. Though young, her children routinely follow passersby to ask for alms. Most times, they are denied.“It’s not always that people gives [alms],” Bwalya says. “Sometimes they insult us and treat us like we are not humans.”Bwalya says that even when they do earn a little money or food, the older street kids often take it from them. “They threaten to beat us if we do not give them our money,” Bwalya says.

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Nyamphande Orphanage & Community Schools

Plot 2256/7417,
Lundazi Road,
Off Leopards Hill Road,
P.O Box 31337,
Lusaka 10101


Telephone: 260 211 263 355 / 261 348

Fax: +260 211 260 135

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