PIZZ School for Orphans

At PIZZ School Mrs. Sianga provides love and care for more than 470 vulnerable children, mostly orphans, to obtain a good education and grow in maturity, self esteem and confidence.

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What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

More than 1 million children in Zambia are bereaved orphans of HIV/AIDS, almost 10% of the population! Many of these children live in great poverty with distant relatives, in very small and ramshackle houses and work on the streets to support themselves. This is a dangerous existence! Child prostitution is common, as are accidents, abuse and illness; life expectancy is short. Most cannot afford uniforms or even pens and pencils to enable them to attend a government school.

How will this project solve this problem?

By providing not only education, but also food, uniforms and sensitive support, the project enables the children to attend school, and provides an opportunity for the children to break the cycle of poverty, for themselves and their families.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project is currently providing education and a stable community for more than 470 disadvantaged children, of whom 380 attend PIZZ School. Some others now attend secondary school and 2 so far have made it to university! This gives them hope, and an opportunity to obtain employment to enable them to support both themselves and their families.

Project Message

What a privilege it is to be involved in such a worthwhile project! Mrs. Sianga is an inspiration to me as well as to the staff and students of the school and deserves all the support she can get.

– Chris Barrell, HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Project Co-ordinator


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In 2013, we were able to set up our ‘Lunchbox Fund’ which currently gives a simple daily school lunch to at least 380 orphaned and / or vulnerable children in Monze, Zambia.

Further donations are of course very welcome as we would like to sustain and develop this programme. 

You can donate via PayPal by clicking below or text HATW01 £5 to 70070.