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Nyamphande newsletter

Zambia being in the spirit of Jubilee has continued to lift the name of our might God for he is a caring Father to the Orphans, vulnerable children and Widows. Nyamphande has continued through our heavenly father to bless the children in Rufunsa and the surrounding area and has remained a beacon of hope for many. The month of October having been a month when Zambia got its independence and also a year Zambia celebrated its Golden Jubilee, the NOCS Management thought of touching people differently including the Widows/widowers during the schools celebration of the Golden jubilee. Charitable gifts where extended to the orphans, widows and widowers in form of clothing and wheelchairs for those that needed walking aid.


Praise report:

World vision:


An international organization but also based in Zambia donated associated items ranging from clothing for children and adults including toys to Nyamphande Orphanage. This donation brought smiles to our children including the people in the community as they also benefited. Clothing has been one of the areas Nyamphande has been having challenges as our children have grown as well as their sizes and who to help has been hectic for us hence we glorify the Lord for what he has done to the institution in the area of clothing. More than 500 children and community members benefited from this noble cause.


Children International:

As Nyamphande, we continue to give praise to God almighty for Children International and its management team for standing with us to bring real and lasting change

e to children living in poverty their partnership with us has contribute in reducing the daily struggles in the area of health, invested in their potential, and provide them with the opportunity to grow up healthy despite of the disabilities some of the people face - Children International contributed to Nyamphande more wheelchairs to the institution, this time around, a total number of 15 wheelchairs where extended to Nyamphande for distribution to those in need in our society.

Beneficiaries – Jubilee

Progress report:

· Our three boys who are at Chongwe teachers college will be completing their teaching course this coming year in the fourth quarter. We therefore ask for your continuous prayer for us to manage and raise K 13, 950. With you partnering with us, we will cross the bridge and see them through. This will be of great help to us as Nyamphande as we will have our own product. We are praying that more of our children will complete their high school and join us Nyamphande staff.

· We will have the 1st grade 12 to graduate at Nyamphande high school this coming year though the high school project is still pending for completion. We hope to complete the high school building project by next year.

· Our children who are in grades 7 and 9 travelled to Chimusanya where they are sitting for their end of year examination, we ask for your prayers.

Sad news:

· From the beginning of this year to date, we have lost two of our pupils who were double orphans. One was in grade nine and just this month, we lost a grade two pupil. It is very sad to lose a beloved child but our comfort is in Him as he assured us that we will meet our beloved one. May their souls rest in Peace!

Production unit:

Summer time is here and as always, we will cultivate our school farm and will this year plant the following crops:

i. Maize

ii. Pumpkins

iii. Beans

iv. Millet and

v. Sweet potatoes.

The crops will used for retail and consumption.

NOCS Meeting:

Nyamphande Board meeting held on the 13th November 2014. Among those who were present in the meeting was District Education Board Secretary of Rufunsa who sat in as an Ex-official alongside other new board members. We had a very successful meeting.

School closing date:

School will close this coming month on the 5th December 2014 and as always, we will have the children Christmas party, date to be communicated. We do this to remind our children about the love of Christ and also show them that we are their parents despite them losing their parents.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 06:05

News letter 2014

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Nyamphande Orphanage and Community School/Rural Health Centre started to function in the year 1996 with a vision “A world where children and their community have access to shelter, nourishment, health care, education sufficient to meet their basic needs and achieve their full potential.”
Nyamphande has remained a beacon of hope for the less privileged in the community and the surrounding villages in Rufunsa. Nyamphande is situated along Great East Road, 125 kilometers from Lusaka city. 
The heart of Nyamphande:
Nyamphande began the year 2014 on a very good note with a theme: “Year of Action” which also saw Nyamphande celebrating its first ever stream of grade 11’s. The grade 10’s opened the high school last year as the first grade 11’s.  In line with the theme of the year are intentions by Nyamphande staff and secretariat that Nyamphande’s face should keep changing, standards continuously upgraded and to see to it that the vision and goal of Nyamphande is attained.
Nyamphande Secretariat staff which included the Founding President, the Executive Director and support staff took a routine visit to Nyamphande Miracle Village on the 11th of June. The team which later included the acting school manager, Parents Teacher’s Association (PTA) chairperson and  members of the community  paid a courtesy call to the office of DEBS and District Commissioner (DC) in the newly created District Rufunsa where Nyamphande is now located. These two positions DEBS and DC where newly created for the new district.

The visit to the District Commissioner’s office and DEBS prompted the Founding President to invite the new DEBS officer to join the Nyamphande Board as an Ex-official according to the government requirement. This will help Nyamphande in achieving its goal in the area of education which is our priority aim to see that every child gets quality education. For Nyamphande, which is now in a new district the DEBS officer who will now be a part of the board came as a prayer answered as we are assured that his expertise or contribution could lead Nyamphande to excellence.

Nyamphande School.


The second term was opened on the 12th May 2014 and it started positively as we received additional teachers who joined the 3 trained staff and community volunteers. 

Good News
Government Trained staff

Nyamphande has ‘reaped back’ in a way that its very own former  pupils who are currently training at Chongwe Teachers college are giving back to the school by conducting their teaching practice right at Nyamphande. The three have pledge that once they graduate and are fully qualified teachers, they will ‘give back’   to Nyamphande School in the form of teaching. They are currently teaching the following grades and subjects:

1.    Graften Chizu – Grade 8 and Grade 4 is teaching Mathematics.
2.    Wakumelo Simate – Grade 10 and 6 Mathematics
3.    Rabison Tembo – Grade 2 and Commerce Grade 11

The taking up of these grades is be a relief to the government trained teachers and other volunteer as the number of pupils keeps growing.    The government teachers and the volunteer teachers have had challenges in the teacher pupil ratio balance as one teacher has been teaching a class of more than 60 pupils instead of having a class of less than 20 pupils.

Nyamphande High School

Mable Mwenya    

The high school has attracted pupils from outside the district to include Lusaka, Mufulira and copperbelt province. Mable Mwenya a grade 10 pupil from Mufulira has this to say about Nyamphande: “I loves the place because it’s peaceful and quiet which is good for me as I can concentrate and the diet is good, the scenery is just amazing and it makes me not to miss home that much, above all, it is a Christian school and the teachers are very good”.  “The reason I had to leave town and opted to study away from home in a remote area was because I could assign more time to my studies” She added.

Machinery working on clearing the road to put electric poles, work that has now reached  NOCS


Nyamphande Orphanage having been separated from Chongwe District to Rufunsa District has come with its own merits as the government is still developing it. In all the years that the institution has been in existence it has been solely dependent on candles, solar power and firewood which has been a challenge as it hasn’t been meeting the need of a big institution such as Nyamphande.  One of the developmental projects the government of Zambia has finally brought to this district which will directly benefit Nyamphande is the rural electrification project.  This was a song for some years now but finally it has started being implemented and soon, Nyamphande will be a city in the middle of the bush. 

With power that is coming, Nyamphande is expected to develop more and will be a beacon of Hope on top of the hill that the nation of Zambia will know and will attract more students from all over the country.

Production Unit: 

On the agriculture part, last year Nyamphande planted Maize at its farm and we did very well.  The Maize and pumpkin will be used to feed the children.

Nyamphande clinic.

NOCS Community Health Assistant – Elias Lungu in the clinic

God has kept favoring this project and this time around, the government of Zambia trained a Community Health Assistant (CHA) by the name of Elias Lungu who has been seconded to Nyamphande Orphanage, Community School and Rural Health Centre.  He started his work at Nyamphande in December just after completing his one year course with Ndola Central Hospital.  He will do the following in the absence of trained nurse or Doctor.

1.     Look at the basic health of the people and teach environment awareness to the community.
2.    Control and give prevention of communicable disease at each house hold.
3.    Doing community diagnosis for different diseases and also conduct community mobilization were the children also fall in.

Challenges from the clinic and the school:

The clinic is facing some of these

1.     Houses for staff: - The clinic needs houses to house the staff and the government has promised to give qualified nurses where accommodation is made available.
2.    Expansion of the Clinic: - The clinic was built with the intention of catering for the orphans and student but due to high demand it opened its doors to the public, with the increase in population the clinic is inadequate to cater for this large number hence the need to expend.


Nyamphande School however is facing a number of challenges which includes:

1.    The school needs a science laboratory
2.    The high school needs be completed but most of the work has been done.
3.    The high school needs ablution blocks and a library.
4.    Dues to the high school and increase in the number of pupil’s addition dormitories will need to be built.
5.    The high school also need teachers house.
6.    The need to build houses for the orphaned children who live in dormitories so that they too can have a feel of a home.

Way Forward

As Nyamphande, our dream is to build a big hospital that will help our children and will extend the help to the community in the following area:

1.    Under five clinic
2.    Male circumcision
3.    ART clinic
4.    Maternity wing for our expiating mothers who walk long distances to deliver children

The amazing part is that despite the challenges faced, the staffs have stood their ground and have continued to perform their duties and seen to it that Nyamphande remains a beacon of hope for the children in that area and around Zambia. 

We therefore thank God for what he has continued to do with this project and also thank all those that have been partnering with us in all these years and have enabled Nyamphande reach this far. 

As Nyamphande, we will still stand and continue to move in our vision:

a world where children and their community have access to clean water, shelter, nourishment, health care and education sufficient to their basic needs and achieve their full potential”.

“Together we can do this, together we will do this”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:38

Nyamphande: The Way Forward

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In loving memory of Nyamphande Board Chairman Mr. Alex Malama who sadly passed away on 3rd April 2014 and was put to rest on 7th April 2014.




The last meeting that the late board chairman held with the community brought so much positive energy to both the community and others who attended it. Even as he lay in his bed in his last hour, Mr. Malama still showed concern regarding his philanthropic work at Nyamphande. He turned to the visiting Nyamphande acting head teacher Mr. Phiri and asked him if he had put all that had been agreed upon in place at their last meeting.  Prior to his death, Nyamphande held a Community meeting on 1st March 2014, the theme of the meeting was “THE WAY FORWARD”. Nyamphande has been looking to innovative ways of working and a new road Map has been drawn between the community, the founding President, Nyamphande staff and board.

Henry .L. Sapp

The founding President also called to observe a moment of silence for the late Henry. L. Sapp who was one of those people that laid the first foundation stone. In his remembrance a portrait of him was hang in the hall.

The community meeting was well attended by members of the community, traditional leader in the form of Nyamphande senior head woman, other head men from surrounding villages, volunteers, staff members, Rufunsa district councilor -Emmanuel Tembo, the former PTA Chairman Mr. Lungu, the new director for Chikondi foundation who is also the director for Nyamphande, board members and board chair Mr. Alex Malama and the founding president Bishop John .H. Mambo.

The late Alex Malama  Prior to his death on 1st March 2014 where he held several meetings with different community groups.

High on the agenda was the completion of the infrastructure at Nyamphande. Runfusa district councilor Mr. Emmanuel Tembo also offered assistance by pointing out that the community could access the community development fund (CDF) but had to prove it by putting in effort and work to a certain level before they could qualify for the CDF grant.  The community responded overwhelmingly and committed to meeting the conditions as completion of the school which will would be for the benefit of their children. Most community members had children who were not in school due to the high cost incurred at secondary schools. For the work to go on and to further show commitment, members of the community and board members pledged donations in the form of food for those who will be participating in the building program aimed at molding bricks for the infrastructure. Head woman Nyamphande also emphasized the need for team work and to stay focused on the vision for plans to be followed and to be achieved. Among the list of things that where high on the road map where the income generating projects which would lead to Nyamphande being self-sustaining.

These included:-

  1. Completion of the high school which includes completion of classrooms, ablution blocks for  both boys and girls, building of  science laboratories, building of a library for school and community
  2. Building of houses for  teachers which will attract the posting by Government of Government qualified school teachers
  3. Building of houses for  clinic staff
  4. Expansion of the clinic in line with the growing population
  5. Accommodation for orphaned children
  6. Building of carpentry and tailoring workshops for both students and the community.

Income generating ventures will also be top on the agenda and the vision is that once these ventures are implemented, they will serve the disadvantaged in the community through educating the orphaned and vulnerable and not only in our community but other catchment areas as well. Nyamphande has over the years straggled with payments for bright but vulnerable children at higher levels of education and the core of our belief is that no child should be denied education as all children have the right to education.The income generation ventures will facilitate for self-sustenance as our new guiding principle emphasized by the founding president is,“LEARN FROM THE PAST, OBEY THE PRESENT, SHAPE THE FUTURE”

Wakumelo Simata, Graften Chiz and Rabeson Tembo

We would also like to appeal for help towards the payment of accommodation for our 3 students at teacher training college so as to help them complete their education. These students intend to ‘give back’ to Nyamphande by teaching at Nyamphande once they qualify as government school teachers.

Rabeson Tembo,Graften Chiz, acting director, Wakumelo Simata and the acting heard Mr. Phiri

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 16:18

Donation of Shoes from children intrenational

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Most Children walk a distances of up to 10km to school

without shoes.



Nyamphande board members and staff and would like to thank our partners Children International for the  works which they  continue to extend to the orphaned and Vulnerable children of Nyamphande Orphanage and Community School (NOCS). The community is very grateful for the commitment shown by Children International in empowering the disabled and vulnerable children.


Friday on his wheel chair, this was donated to him by children international.

This year Children International gave the children of NOCS a generous donation of shoes which has benefited more 200 children some of whom used to walk long distances of up to 10km to school without shoes.

Nyamphande Parent Teachers Association (PTA) chairman, giving the children the shoe donations from children international.

We are grateful for the partnership with Children International  in our common fight to wipe away child poverty and promote education for all. We would like to extend our warm invitation to all those that would like to join us in fighting for the welfare of the orphans, widows and vulnerable in our society.

On the left is the new Director for Chikondi foundation who is also acting Director for Nyamphande Mrs. Tendayi Chmunorwa.


Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 14:45


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The 2013 Christmas celebration was well attended by members of the media, village Headmen, the Director of City Clothing Factory who is a keen sponsor of the Christmas celebration at Nyamphande, the District Commissioner of Runfusa District with his entourage, Women for Word Ministry, Board Members and the Acting Director for Nyamphande as well as Chikondi Foundation.

The Founding President – Bishop Mambo    Bishop Mambo with Director City clothing      Delegates among them Mrs. Bulawayo (B.M)

Women of the word Ministry had traveled a day earlier to Minister to the Community and to give a hand in the preparation of the Christmas luncheon. Children from the surrounding communities could be seen in the early hours of the morning making their way to the Orphanage. Most children who are boarders at the school usually wait for the Christmas luncheon before they go back to their homes; most of these children are from the capital (Lusaka) plus the surrounding communities and enjoy the Christmas spirit demonstrated yearly by Nyamphande, and they make a point of attending these Christmas events.

Women of the Word singing during the luncheon                     NOCS children waiting to be invited in.

Christmas 2013 we witnessed long queues and fighting among the children to be first on the line. Most Children where excited by the expectation of gifts and could not contain themselves, as they recollected the 2012 Christmas experience where they were given lots of toys and dollies which were donated by Children of the world in Netherlands (Bart Moman). A lot of them did get toys and a few where left out in 2012 on the gifts, some even resorted to grabbing the dollies and toys from smaller kids which left a lot of wailing amid the small children.

NOCS children – waiting for toys        Women of the Word Ministry waiting to give the children the food.

The ceremony was opened with a prayer from Woman of the word Ministry and a speech from the Acting Headmaster Mr. Bwalya. The Founding President Bishop John H. Mambo who was very happy with the attendance also expressed concerns with the attitudes some of the school is taking on making money off poor people instead of educating them. He said the trend of buying uniforms from companies which were being sold at a reasonable price and later on selling them for a profit to the poor was not a good practice. He also thanked members of the public and other donors for making Nyamphande Christmas a day for those who are hurting to know that they have people who care.

Reverend Bulawayo who is Nyamphande Board Members also encouraged the children on the importance of education. She told members of the community not to be encouraging early marriages among children in the communities as this only leads to poverty in the community. She told the community not to leave girls behind as it was very important to educate a girl child and she was a living example of those girls who went to school and now standing up for themselves and taking care of their families.

Father Christmas takes the floor to entertaining the Nyamphande Kids.

Nyamphande being in a new district was also honored by the presence of the District Commissioner who has taken pride in the institution as it stands to be the only high school in the new district. He promised his continued support towards the institution and was grateful in the knowledge that once fully completed it will alleviate most of the problems that the district is facing in terms of school places. The District Commissioner also went a step further by pledging monetary support towards the classroom blocks.


Nyamphande children in the Lords Kitchen


City Clothing Director – specking to the children

City clothing Director who is a profound supported of the project also pledged to contribute to the class room blocks being built at the high school. It was encouraging seeing the Director attending celebration again and he had also brought his son along so that he could see what the other kids are going through.

NOCS STAFF                                  Children from Lusaka who join others in celebrating the birth of Christ (Xmas)


Nyamphande children having their food                      

Nyamphande board , staff members and all its team of dedicated volunteers would like to thank all those who invested their time and resources towards making the 2013 Christmas celebration a brighter one for both the orphans, vulnerable and entire community who enjoyed a wonderful fellowship. We are very happy that even if we did not have enough room for all the kids none of them went home on an empty stomach.
We praise God for the Williston Church of God in Florida who have stood by our side and partnered with us at all the Christmas Luncheons we have held at Nyamphande since its inception in 1996. 
Once again, thank you and God bless you all for partnering with us during the 2013 Christmas luncheon. It is because of you all that this became a success.
Our thanks go to the following:-

“Working together we can do more”.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 13:44

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