Welcome, we are a charity devoted to working with and supporting AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia, Africa. Orphans, malnutrition and basic education are major challenges in Zambia and these are CONTESA‘s main areas of support. CONTESA is providing or assisting in the provision of at least one meal a day, basic shelter, education, teacher training, outreach care and healthcare regardless of background, religion or race.
CONTESA is a very personal charity which regularly visits and maintains personal relationships between CONTESA’s Trustees, supporters and friends and the key Zambian partners, programme managers, volunteers and the orphans. CONTESA invites friends and supporters to visit projects and see for themselves how the money is being spent. All monies donated to CONTESA go 100% to approved projects and none go to administration costs, these are personally borne by the Trustees, company sponsors and Friends of CONTESA memberships .
NEW: Friends of CONTESA membership, click for form. CONTESA has commenced a membership scheme of just £15 per annum for those who are able to assist with the increasing cost of administration arising from the growth of CONTESA’s work . This scheme will enable CONTESA to continue it’s commitment to utilise 100% of donations on our programmes and projects. Thank you for all of you who join.
Please take the time to watch the CONTESA promotional video which explains all about the work of CONTESA and shows where we are working & what we are doing, click here to watch. Click here to go to the CONTESA Channel on YouTube to watch the orphans & children performing traditional dances and songs and to see various CONTESA videos.
Educational & Vocational Skills Programmes
Health and Homebased
|CONTESA currently has 3 feeding programmes, Kabwe for 750+ orphans, Chawama Clinic, Lusaka for 50 malnourished and vulnerable under 5′s & 165 orphans at Chainda Centre, Lusaka.Click here to watch a short video of the feeding programme at Chawama||CONTESA has built 5 school blocks and currently supports 2,000+ orphans at schools in Kabwe, Chilanga & Lusaka. CONTESA has completed the a Vocational & Skills Training Centre in Kabwe and is now working hard on accreditation by TEVETA. Hopefully the first intake of students will start in the next few months. Click here to watch a video of the orphans at Kabwe singing and dancing to celebrate the official opening of their school, the Futures Community School.||CONTESA is supporting the
Childrens Clinic at Our Lady’s
Hospice, Kalingalinga Shanty
Compound, Lusaka click here
to read all about it and
CONTESA supports an
outreach programme in
Kabwe for 40+ families,Click here to read about
the home based care.
Building, Memorial & Other Projects
CONTESA Hong Kong
CONTESA Recent News
|CONTESA has completed 2 memorial building (school) projects at Kabwe and Lusaka. CONTESA has completed a memorial borehole at Kabwe and has 2 ongoing non-building memorial educational programmes.||CONTESA HK held it’s 3rd annual Gala dinner on 3rd November 2012 at the Aberdeen Marina Club, a wonderful nostalgic evening of song and dance ‘Club Shanghai 1920′. Fantastic work by Carolyn and her HK team for the orphans, click here to watch a photo montage or here to watch a short video highlights. So please book early for 2013. CONTESA HK held it’s 2nd annual Gala ‘Ballet Russes’ at the Aberdeen Marina Club on 17th September 2011. The first CONTESA HK Gala was an entrancing and successful gala launch event ‘I Dream of Africa’ on 6th November 2010 at Aberdeen Marina Club, click here to watch a short video from the 2010 Gala. CONTESA HK Chair Carolyn is to be congratulated on the very successful Gala Dinners for CONTESA HK.For any further information or to obtain photos, video or press coverage please contact firstname.lastname@example.org||A CONTESA spokesman
announced that the Vocational & Skills Training Centre (VSTC) at Kabwe will commence operations on 1st July 2013. The VSTC was officially opened on 13th July 2012 during the CONTESA trustees visit and donor John Crowle also attended and unveiled a plaque in memory of his parents, click to read the news article. Tools for
Self Reliance (TFSR) have supplied
the tools for the building,
carpentry and metalwork skills,
these have arrived and are ready for the first intake of students. Unfortunately TFSR
were not able to supply sewing
machines with this shipment and
no definite promises for future,
so anyone or any organisation who
can assist please contact
CONTESA held the official
opening of the Futures Community
School in Kabwe on 13 April 2011,
click here to watch the
orphans celebrating with
traditional dancing & singing.
‘GIVING SANCTUARY AND HOPE WITH LOVE, COMPASSION AND RESPECT’
To help alleviate the suffering of (Aids) orphans and disadvantaged children in Zambia through the provision of food, education (primary and secondary), skills training and basic shelter if needed, regardless of their background, religion or race
To provide Aids orphans, other orphans and disadvantaged children with at least one basic meal a day and to provide them with hope and life skills through primary education, secondary education, skills training, basic shelter if needed and to work with and support local community organisations and volunteers.
To protect children’s rights, alleviate social injustice and achieve sustainable results.
Please read through this heart felt letter from our founder Esnat Avon, watch and listen to Esnat explain on the CONTESA video all about our work, projects and programmes and also read her candid and heart warming June 2011 interview with UKZambians Editor Daniel Mwamba.
United Kingdom Registered charity number 1109311.
Registered charity in Hong Kong number 91/8653.
These articles and interviews detail the work we do and describes in much more detail how you can get involved.
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