Handover Ceremony of the New School Building to Kalingalinga Center for the Care of Orphans
September 19, 2016
On 16th September 2016, H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, handed over the New School Building to Kalingalinga Center for the Care of Orphans. This project was implemented through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project with the grant amounting to 86,696 US Dollars. Dignitaries present at this event included H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Mrs. Chibesa Kankasa, Managing Director - Kalingalinga Center for the Care of Orphans, Mrs. Cristine Mulundika, Secretary of Zambian Freedom Association.
Since Mrs. Chibesa Kankasa is one of freedom fighters who struggled for the independence of Zambia, many freedom fighters attended the ceremony.
Kalingalinga Center for the Care of Orphans was established by Mrs Chibesa Kankasa in 1994 to support orphans and vulnerable children in Kalingalinga area.
The government of Japan has assisted the construction of the new school building at Kalingalinga Center for the Care of Orphans through “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects” since the community still has many orphans and vulnerable children who do not have access to appropriate education.
The construction of the community school building with four classrooms enables more than 120 children to study in a proper environment. The children educated at this school would develop their skills and knowledge to broaden their own future. In addition, these children would contribute to the economy of the community and, furthermore, the development of the country.
To read the speech made by H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan to Zambia at this ceremony, please click here.