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Background

Lourie & Gisela

Lourie & Gisela Ferreira founded Kanjanji Orphan Project (KOP) in 2008 near the town of Choma in the Southern Province of Zambia, Africa.   They left their professions as dentist and pharmacist in the UK to answer God’s calling to care for orphans and widows in Zambia.   Kanjanji Orphan Project is a community based orphan care project under the umbrella of the mission organisation Operation Mobilization (OM).  KOP is totally reliant on charitable donations specific to its projects.  Needy orphans and widows are identified with the help of schools in the area and the local church, and support would involve school fees, school uniforms, shoes, books, stationery and food for the really needy ones. 


 

 Choma

KOP’s first project was to develop an orphan/community care program in the rural area 15 kilometers outside of Choma to care for HIV/AIDS orphans and widows.  They were running various programs, including a weekly baby feeding program, orphan feeding program, tooth extraction clinic and basic healthcare.  During this period of time over 500 orphans of different ages as well as a number of needy widows benefited from the project.  To date, two of the orphans have qualified as a nurse and teacher respectively, and a number are attending primary school, secondary school and college with KOP’s financial support.

The need was then felt to extend the orphan care program further into the Western Province of Zambia, and the successful project in Choma was handed over to the local Word of Life Church, who has been involved in the development of the centre right from the start. All the orphans on the programme are still under the care of Kanjanji Orphan Project and the project has now relocated to a new site which is called Zumulimu.

Zumulimu

A piece of land on the banks of the Zambezi river was acquired from the local Induna and the Royal Barotse Establishment on a long lease. The site is situated on the western side of the Zambezi 37 km north of the town of Sesheke in the Western Province of Zambia. The Building of a new base has now been completed thanks to your kind support and donations.

The following programs will be run from the new base:

  • to support needy orphans and widows
  • to uplift the community
  • to accommodate groups from churches, schools and charity organisations
  • Missionary training
  • Evangelism
  • Pre-school
  •  

 

 

We would like to thank Steve Georgala of the AALL Foundation for the funds to complete the Mari-Simon building! Also a...

Posted by Kanjanji Orphan Project on Sunday, 16 August 2015

Please visit our Facebook Page 

 
 

 

Background

Lourie & Gisela

Lourie & Gisela Ferreira founded Kanjanji Orphan Project (KOP) in 2008 near the town of Choma in the Southern Province of Zambia, Africa.   They left their professions as dentist and pharmacist in the UK to answer God’s calling to care for orphans and widows in Zambia.   Kanjanji Orphan Project is a community based orphan care project under the umbrella of the mission organisation Operation Mobilization (OM).  KOP is totally reliant on charitable donations specific to its projects.  Needy orphans and widows are identified with the help of schools in the area and the local church, and support would involve school fees, school uniforms, shoes, books, stationery and food for the really needy ones. 


 

 Choma

KOP’s first project was to develop an orphan/community care program in the rural area 15 kilometers outside of Choma to care for HIV/AIDS orphans and widows.  They were running various programs, including a weekly baby feeding program, orphan feeding program, tooth extraction clinic and basic healthcare.  During this period of time over 500 orphans of different ages as well as a number of needy widows benefited from the project.  To date, two of the orphans have qualified as a nurse and teacher respectively, and a number are attending primary school, secondary school and college with KOP’s financial support.

The need was then felt to extend the orphan care program further into the Western Province of Zambia, and the successful project in Choma was handed over to the local Word of Life Church, who has been involved in the development of the centre right from the start. All the orphans on the programme are still under the care of Kanjanji Orphan Project and the project has now relocated to a new site which is called Zumulimu.

Zumulimu

A piece of land on the banks of the Zambezi river was acquired from the local Induna and the Royal Barotse Establishment on a long lease. The site is situated on the western side of the Zambezi 37 km north of the town of Sesheke in the Western Province of Zambia. The Building of a new base has now been completed thanks to your kind support and donations.

The following programs will be run from the new base:

  • to support needy orphans and widows
  • to uplift the community
  • to accommodate groups from churches, schools and charity organisations
  • Missionary training
  • Evangelism
  • Pre-school
  •  

 

 

We would like to thank Steve Georgala of the AALL Foundation for the funds to complete the Mari-Simon building! Also a...

Posted by Kanjanji Orphan Project on Sunday, 16 August 2015