Namumu Orphanage Center
in Siavonga, Zambia
About Our Partner
Namumu Orphanage Center (NOC) is a community-based program in Siavonga, Zambia. Namumu Orphanage’s primary mission is to ensure care and love for underprivileged orphans and vulnerable children. The center wants to offer them every chance for a normal childhood and to become responsible and independent adults. Most children coming to Namumu have had difficult lives because of poverty, death of parents due to HIV/AIDS, lack of love, or emotional stress. The center has become a healing place for them. Namumu provides elementary and high school education to all residents. Over 300 children, including those in residence, have access to elementary education at a community school started with the center’s involvement and now turned over to the community to benefit from government resources available to communities. A good number of high school aged children attend Mubuyu Christian Academy, which is a boarding school. A plan is being studied to de-institutionalize Namumu children which will offer more opportunities to care for them and their families. In the meantime, Outreach continues to help provide for the food and educational needs of all children residing at Namumu.
Despite the many issues that we have encountered and are still working through with Namumu’s board and staff, we have seen tremendous progress since the beginning of this year. We celebrated high school, nursing, and teaching degree graduations. Namumu now has cattle and poultry to supplement diet and is getting revenue from selling milk and eggs. The local Siavonga Rotary Club has been involved in house renovation. We look forward to more graduations in the future.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $20,000 to feed, clothe, offer medical care and educate children at Namumu.