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we believe in giving women a voice & opportunity to c0-create solutions to the world's enviromentals problems.

who are we?

The Maluwa Foundation is a Learning center for rural youths and women which works to engage rural communities in environmental management and sustainable rural development activities. We want the communities to understand and celebrate the role they play in the development of their country. This organization shall achieve its aim in two ways: by utilizing local and international networks to conduct research on social issues affecting rural communities in Zambia and by educating youths and women on the role that the play in sustainable rural development.

what we do

Rural women and Youth Empowerment

The foundation structures and implements innovative empowerment

skills that can give women and youths the opportunity to earn an income and to have skills that can be valid on the both the national and international markets.


Environmental Management

The organization aims to collaborate with different stake holders in environmental management to achieve its goals, the organization will also work with local companies who wish to implement environmental management projects as part of their CSR.

VISION & MiSsion

Vision

To actively contribute to the social and economic development of the communities in which we operate. We aim to be an organization that continually responds to the changing social realities and ensure environmental sustainability. We hope our students will use these skills to fight for environmental justice and social equality throughout their lives.

Mission

To actively contribute to the social and economic development of the communities in which we operate. We aim to be an organization that continually responds to the changing social realities and ensure environmental sustainability. We hope our students will use these skills to fight for environmental justice and social equality throughout their lives.

objectives

  • To improve the rural design and develop rural development projects.
  • To engage rural communities in environmental management topics.
  • To participate in environmental projects and ensure that all rural development activities do not negatively affect environmental sustainability.
  • To provide adult literacy and numeric skills to people living in rural areas.
  • To design engaging, fun, community-oriented events for youth and adults
  • living in rural areas in Zambia. These events could include athletic competitions, environmental clubs, art fairs, etc.
  • To set up vocational skills training centers in rural areas that focus green economic methods.
  • To collaborate with international and local partners in conducting social and
  • environmental research to help learn what needs are most pressing.
  • To raise funds and receive contributions where appropriate to finance the work.
  • To publicize and promote the work.
  • Organize meetings, training courses and events.
  • Work with similar groups and exchange information and advice with them.
  • Take any action that is lawful, which would help it to fulfil its aims.

history

The Maluwa Foundation was founded on the 1st of April 2013 in a village called Shimabala in Kafue district, Zambia. The foundation first started as a charity learning center for children below the age of 12, which offered early childhood education to the young children of the community. The foundation later started offering extra lessons for children of all grades as well as literacy lessons to the adults who wished to learn how to read and write. As the youths of the community started to spend more time at the learning center, we engaged in teaching them other social topics such as rural development and environmental sustainability. The youths would also engage in charity work by collecting clothes from students in universities and giving them to the needy in their communities.

The foundation grew to become a pillar of hope in the community, as the youths preferred to spend time at the center and participating in positive curricular activities rather than engaging in drug abuse. The youths of Shimabala are now registered peer educators working as volunteers at the local clinic and have continued to engage with each other and offering counselling to their fellow peers in the community. After many years of hard work and increased recognition, the Maluwa Foundation began collaborating with researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States and was declared an NGO under the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, the Department of Registrar for NGO.

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CONTACT US

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Game Compound, Siavonga, Zambia

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+260973929559

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Email: maluwafoundation@gmail.com

All photos used on this site were taken by members of the Maluwa Foundation. Photos of

community members and their families were taken after obtaining informed consent from

participants or their legal guardians.