Our Work Our Partners

Cecily's Fund works with three longstanding and reliable local partners based in Kitwe and Lusaka. Our partners implement our programmes in Zambia and have in-depth experience and expertise in education, sustainable development and behaviour change in the communities in which we work. All our partner organisations by founded by and continue to be run by Zambians. For more information about our projects, see the other pages in the Our Work section.

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Partner Since: 2013
Area of Operation: Copperbelt Province

Afya Mzuri is a national non-governmental organisation (NGO) committed to improving the quality of life in poor communities. Afya Mzuri officially became a registered NGO in 2003, and has worked in partnership with organisations including USAID, the International Labour Organisation, the Department for International Development, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The NGO is based in Kitwe and Lusaka, and receives funding from Cecily's Fund to support our programmes that help children in and out of school.

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Partners Since:  2003
Area of Operation: Copperbelt Province

Founded in 1988, the Copperbelt Health Education Project or CHEP is a Kitwe-based non-governmental organisation which aims to contribute to Zambia's national efforts to reduce the spread of HIV and mitigate its effects - it was among the first organisations of its kind. With the support of Cecily's Fund, CHEP runs a peer health education programme which recruits volunteer educators from among the young people supported by Cecily's Fund. These peer health educators or PHEs run health awareness sessions in schools which reach over 7,000 children a year. The programme is run by Paul Kasoka, who was himself supported by Cecily's Fund.

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Partners Since: 2003
Area of Operation: Chazanga Compound, Lusaka

Bwafwano Integrated Services Organisation - commonly known as BISO - is a community centre which comprises a community school, clinic, social work department, a skills training programme and a legal advice centre. Cecily's Fund fully funds BISO's community school, which educates children whose parents are living with HIV or TB or are vulnerable in other ways. Cecily's Fund also provides support to the pre-school and to children who have moved onto primary and secondary government schools. BISO was founded by Beatrice Chola, a local former nurse.

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