The Misisi Slums Care Project


The Misisi Slums Care Project

This remarkable after school centre set in the slums of Lusaka, provides about 20 of the area’s most vulnerable children with crucial education support, food, family support, life skills, Bible classes and more.

Misisi is an ‘unplanned settlement’ in the slums of Lusaka, with negligible infrastructure. Crime is rife, sanitation poor, resources for education are scarce. Children with one or no parent end up as breadwinners living on the street. Even non-orphans lack adequate nutrition and other basic resources. Few attend school and those who do are hindered by lack of food, encouragement, uniform and school materials.

Our Care Centre gets alongside 20 or so of the slum's especially vulnerable children, including their family (typically a single mum or grandmother). Not only are the children raised in abject living conditions, but many are behind with their education, with some having suffered extreme trauma due to parental bereavement, abuse or abandonment. 

Working closely with local schools and churches, our loving staff get alongside these children and families, providing education support, trauma care, spiritual input, introductions to churches, life skills, parenting skills, livelihood support and more. 

We are encouraged by the transformation we have seen in many of the children’s lives who have been part of this project. And to the impact it has had on their wider families, who we often speak to and offer various aspects of advice.

School attendance has increased significantly and academic performance has improved. The children have clearly grown in self-esteem and confidence, as their life skills also improve. Their families have also come to trust and value the support we provide, as we empower them to live their lives to the fullest in extremely difficult circumstances.

Misisi Care Centre: A story of hope

Meet Daniel (name changed to protect privacy)

When we first met Daniel he was four years old. His father had died and his mother was struggling to raise him on her own. Without money for tuition and uniforms he could not attend a local school. The future did not look bright for him without access to education and other basic resources like nutritious food. But his mother heard about Misisi Care Centre and asked if she could bring her son.

His years in our programme have made a big difference in his life. He now attends school regularly and gets healthy meals, extra tutoring, and spiritual enrichment classes. Daniel is excelling in his local school and his grades are all above average. He has a thriving spiritual life, consistently attending church every Sunday.

This young man is an example of what can happen when God breaks in, restoring hope to a seemingly hopeless situation.

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