Zambia, a landlocked country in south-central Africa.The country is mostly a plateau that is surrounded by eight countries including Angola, Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. On its border with Zimbabwe is the Victoria Falls – famed for its mist indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “Smoke that Thunders” – plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge. The capital of Zambia is Lusaka, but the copper rich towns of Kitwe and Chingola in the Copperbelt region are at the center of mining activities in the country.
GDP per capita: $1721
Population: 15 million (half are under 18)
Largest cities: Lusaka (the capital), Kitwe, Chipata, Ndola
Zambia is a landlocked country which borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Mozambique to the east, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, and Namibia and Angola to the west.
Places of Interest: Victoria Falls, Devil’s Pool, Kalambo Falls, Lake Kariba, Shiwa Ngandu
ACT in Zambia
Zambia is the country where ACT began its work in 1998 with our first partner Life Gospel Fellowship (LGF) in Chingola.
The first ACT child, Christine, was seven years old when she received support. The only girl child in a family of eight children her mother despaired after her husband died, concerned that her seventh child and the only girl would ever be educated because she did not have the financial means to send her children to school. Christine completed secondary school in 2009 and is now working in Zambia.
Since supporting Christine in 1998, ACT has to-date supported two hundred and forty-five(245) children in Zambia, mainly in the Copperbelt through partners in Ndola, Mufulira, Solwezi and Kasempa.One hundred and eighty-five (185) children have completed secondary school and five (5) graduated from university.The focus of our work in Zambia is currently in Ndola, where twenty-two children are still in primary and secondary school.