Nehema Community School

Nehema Community School


Concept Note:

Educating 58 Street Girls in Zambia for a year


Halumba Munachonga(Mr)
Project Leader
P.o.Box 71470
Number 40A Shinde Road
Tel+260 212 620 017
Mobile +260 977 856 942 / +260 962 856 942
Email: /
28 May2013


Ndola Nutrition Organization(NNO) is a Non Governmental Organization established and registered under the registrar of societies of Zambia. The aim of the organization is to reduce micro and macro deficiencies in under five years children, youths and children living with HIV/AIDS through nutritious food supplements, formal and skills education and improving vulnerable household’s food security through profitable livelihood development and provision.


Zambia continues to suffer from widespread food insecurity and poverty. Its 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI) score is between 20.0 and 29.9 points, which are characterized as alarming. About 67 percent of the population fall below the national poverty line, earning less than K111, 747 (USD 23.77) (Living Conditions Monitoring Survey (LCMS) IV, 2010), with 46% living in extreme poverty without viable livelihood activities.

Unemployment at 75% and poverty at 70% in Ndola district has contributed to citizens living below the poverty datum line. HIV/AIDs prevalence is estimated at 14.3% (Central Statics office 2010).The closure of mines and related activities on the Copper belt resulted in the local economy going into recession. This situation has left most households, especially those led by women vulnerable to meet their basic needs and failing not only to live decent lives but also to stand up for their rights. Food insecure women affected by poverty and HIV/AIDS are more quickly forced to adopt negative coping strategies.

The solution to address this complex situation is to help young girls and the community members to access education and be able to actively participate in community, national and political affairs. Access to quality education is the biggest problem in our African set up, especially in communities with little government intervention at community level. In most cases the girl child is the first victim to drop out of school especially when educational facilities cannot be easily accessed generally; and in such instances girls are forced into early marriages and some of them end up becoming sexual workers at a very tender age. Consequently, poverty, the rapid increase of HIV/ AIDS and other related diseases can also be traced from lack of livelihood skills in our women. This has largely affected the health status of our nation and has continued to negatively affect progressive projects that would foster development if our young girls and women became key decision makers-an art they can gain through exposure to knowledge and training in form of education. As girls are mostly affected by poverty, it is strategically important to empower them with education as it is their right to which every young person must have access. It is extremely important that young people are looked upon as mediums for economic development rather than merely recipients of services. We further consider poverty in a broader context which is not limited to economic and material aspects but includes lack of power and lack of freedom to decide over and shape one’s own life. This consideration of the contextual of poverty brings social differentiation and division of power in society, which have resulted in the prevalent discrimination against and subordination of young women in our communities, which starts with the girl child. And as such majority of adolescent suffer from lack of physical security, lack of power to decide over their own bodies, and lack of possibilities to choose if, when and with whom to have sex and children. We consider these as serious expressions of oppression and poverty that we strive to bring to the attention of not only policy markers, community leaders, church leaders but the affected as well.Hence, the urgently need to embark on this community based intervention; that will act as medium and long term solution to support and promote girl child education currently affecting our country.

Main objective:

To re-integrating street girls into formal and livelihood education in Ndola district by December 2014.

Specific objective:

To improve the lives of 58 girls through formal and skills education in Ndola districtby December of 2014.


Improved lives and participation in community based development of 58 girls in Ndola District by June 2014.

Outputs :

  1. By the end of the project in 2014, communities in Ndola District will have improved capacity in girl child education as a medium of community development.
  1. By the end of the project in 2014, 58 girls would have increased knowledge on the importance of girl child education.
  1. By the end of the implementation period in 2014, 58 Girls would have developed and be involved community development.


1.Conduct community awareness sensitization on the importance and benefits of a girl child education.

2.Identify, recruit and place 58 street girls into formal schools.

3.Conduct monthly community meetings with the teachers, community members, leaders, tradition birth attendants, home based care groups, community based health organizations and other health based organizations based in communities to raise awareness on co-ordination and corroboration on effective girl child education.

Management and supervision

Ndola Nutrition Organisation (NNO)is spearheaded by un-elected Executive Board who are the policy makers. The Program leader oversees all the activities. NNO has also a Project Coordinator, an Accountant, Data Clerk, field trainers and monitors. The monitors interface with the beneficiaries on a regular basis. The Project Coordinator design, implement and monitor project activities and provide technical backstopping. And also provide and manage collaborations amongst stakeholders involved in the project.

The accountant will further prepare monthly financial reports for review by management and quarterly reports for review by the Board. Books of Accounts of the project shall be audited annually by an independent auditor appointed by the board every after 31st March of each year.

The project will involve community based health agents, who will be responsible for mobilizing and raising demand about the project within the communities.

Monitoring and evaluation, Sustainability.

The organizations will develop a work plan and action plan for monitoring activities. This will involve weekly supportive visits to schools, monthly monitoring and program performance review meetings.

The project staff together with community agents shall make home visits to households and families identified and girls enrolled by the program to discuss service delivery and learn the challenges that affect project implementation related to girl child education. The program will create a data base for all beneficiaries identified and enrolled and will be able to track the progress of each beneficiary.

The project staff will share the project outcomes, lessons learnt during quarterly community and technical meetings with the community members and other stakeholders for feedback.

The organization is aware that success for the communities depends on their participation in the program. Strengthening of local community structures and linkages with district level structures will ensure community participation in developmental issues that affect them at community level. Hence the implementation will involve the local community members in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the activities.

Brief Statement On Track Record

The organization is known to have a good track record and has been managing donor funds effectively and efficiently as can be noted from the history below:

With support of $2, 000 from the Clive West Micronutrient fund of Netherlands and $10,000 from the African Women development fund of Ghana growth monitoring of children and food rations were provided to malnourished children and people living with HIV / AIDS. 453 households (3,124 beneficiaries)

With support of Euro 14 600 from the Municipal Development of Southern Africa / RUAF Foundation. The group implemented a nutrition garden and a poultry project. 20 Households of widows, mothers, child headed homes and HIV / AIDS patients in Kaloko Compound. The households were trained in a number of areas which included HIV/AIDS and Nutrition, Marketing, Financial Management. After which the 40 households were empowered in gardening equipment which included bole drilling and chicken production equipment.

20 Households (312 beneficiaries)

With Support from Manos Unidas of Spain of 25, 500 Euros.The group implemented another nutrition garden and a poultry project. 60 Households of widows, mothers, child headed homes and HIV / AIDS patients in Mushili Compoundwere training in a number of areas which included HIV/AIDS and Nutrition, Marketing, Financial Management. After which the 60 households were empowered in gardening equipment which included bole drilling and chicken production equipment.60 Households(320 beneficiaries)

Up to March 2011, in partnership with UN-World Food Program, World Vision Zambia we implemented “Response to Increase Household Food Security through Food Vouchers (RFFV)” project in Ndola District.

The intervention assisted a total of about 11, 300 households numbering to 43,868 beneficiaries with a total cost of about K6, 100, 000, 000 equivalents USD 1, 355, 556.

Set Back of the Project.

  1. Poor Community participation by the households; We will educate them to consider the project as theirs.
  2. Inconsistent and untimely release of funds to implement the project. We will encourage our partners to release funds on time.

c. Lack of transport, transport costs have been budgeted

Provisional Budget at 5000 exchange rate TO USD.

1 / Project Orientation / 4500000 / 900
2 / Community Sensitization / 17000000 / 3400
3 / Purchase of Books / 4350000 / 870
4 / Provision of uniforms / 5800000 / 1160
5 / Transportation / 8700000 / 1740
6 / School Fees / 34800000 / 6960
7 / Monitoring and Evaluation / 7200000 / 1440
8 / Administrative Costs / 8900000 / 1780
Total Cost / 91,250,000 / 18,250


Requested Amount - $10, 730 @58%

Ndola Nutrition Organization contribution - $ 7, 520@42%

Kindly check through this online link to view a 16 minutes video of one of our previous projects implemented by the organization.

Prepared by,

Halumba Munachonga (Mr)

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