ABOUT KAFWA DROP-IN CENTRE

KAFWA is a not-for-profit community based organization set up by Rosemary Mumba in 2002, aimed at offering Zambian orphans, many of whom have special needs, a chance at education. The children often have special needs that cannot be met by normal, mainstream schools and their families are too poor to send them to special schools. The school not only provides the children with mental nourishment but also provides them with one meal a day. That one meal a day, to some is the only meal they have for the day.

Kafwa Drop In Centre arose out of the need to care for the many orphaned children whose parent(s) have died of AIDS, HIV related diseases and other illnesses and vulnerable children whose parent(s) are either living with HIV or are out of employment and thus cannot make ends meet. 

The Centre currently caters to 215 children between the ages of 5 and 20. 180 of these children have since “graduated” and have gone on to attain a formal education (Grades 1-12), in various government schools.

The school has seen many successes. With the persistent efforts of Rosemary and many volunteers, some of the kids have gone on to join the mainstream schools. Many still return to give their service to help the younger children.

Kafwa Drop In Centre is governed by a board of eight members who work hand in hand with the management team to ensure that the Centre operates at is best in order to meet its objectives. Currently the Centre is not funded by any one organization. All material and financial support comes from the volunteers on the board and management team and well wishers.

The school has seen many successes. With the persistent efforts of Rosemary and many volunteers, some of the kids have gone on to join the mainstream schools. Many still return to give their service to help the younger children.

It was, in 2008, registered under the Societies Act, certificate no. RS/102/35/3679. The Centre is also recognized by the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, recognition number DSWHQ/103/9/3.

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