Coronavirus in Zambia

ZOCS today addressed members of the press on the closure of schools following the corona virus pandemic that has caused panic world over. ZOCS welcomes the move by Government to close schools in an effort to prevent any spread of the Corona virus. However, we are concerned about the safety of our children given their vulnerability status. Water and Sanitation remain a huge concern in some communities where our children live. Our worry is their lack of purchasing power to get disinfectants needed for preventive measure. Therefore, we are calling on the Ministry of Health, other line ministries and other well-wishers to look into this issue as a matter of urgency. Support could come in form of purchasing or donating disinfectants, soap, etc. #Leavingnoonebehind.

Hand sanitiser

Help the current requirement to protect the children and vulnerable households in Zambian communities by donating a small amount towards the provision of hand sanitiser


Village Chickens to create sustainable entreprenurial activities for rural Zambian villages

Vulnerable Zambian women given opportunity to raise healthy village chickens, following guide by AusAID Prof Robyn Alders; project funded through ZOCS by Kondanani Zambia Inc

Kondanani Zambia (KZ) is funding a new project in Zambia, working with Zambia Open Community Schools Agricultural Consultant Simon Chiputa to introduce 5 women-led households to sustainable village chicken raising practices in the Mungule chiefdom. Simon will be assisting in enlarging the women’s understanding of chicken rearing, of health and disease management, of mating and breeding of chickens.

Chicken project Simon Chiputa

Improving poultry health improves production efficiency which contributes to food security and poverty alleviation, The egg provides a range of nutrients apart from protein that can make a substantial contribution to the nutrition of children and pregnant and nursing women.

Additionally, the women will learn the benefits of a 3-monthly vaccine to prevent the poultry from succumbing to Newcastle Disease. The vaccine, which does not need refrigeration, is the product of research carried out in Zambia by Assoc Prof Robyn Alders of Sydney University, Australia, in conjunction with veterinarians in Lusaka.

KZ hopes that, with effective monitoring, the project will be cost-effective and will be replicated in rural villages. The monitoring will be exploring ways that the vaccine can be administered for a reasonable fee, which in turn will provide a small living allowance for the vaccinator.

You can support the work of poultry health and production by donations to Kondanani Zambia on the Donate page of this website.