Save the Children, in Zambia, has been carrying out a number of programs since 1989. The main office is located in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital and there are operations in other provinces. When Save the Children started its work in Zambia, it concentrated in Southern Province working in five districts of Gwembe, Kazungula, Livingstone, Siavonga and Sinazongwe. The organization later increased its footprint supporting the remaining districts of Kalomo, Itezhi-tezhi, Namwala, Mazabuka, Choma and Monze in training Ministry of Education staff in the Quality Education Project. Save the Children also reaches out to all children nationwide through the office of the Commissioner for Children (Ombudsman) under the Human Rights Commission (HRC). Emergency work has been carried out in Western Province. Currently, the organization is building a number of schools in Western Province, as well as implementing its health projects in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia.
Save the Children in Zambia collaborates with organisations and networks that work for children's rights by developing their organizational capacity, knowledge skills, systems and practice. The aim is to build a strong and sustainable civil society that plays an effective role in advocacy and monitoring of children's rights. We also encourage initiatives on goo governance which promote child-friendly laws according to the UN Convention on the Rights of the child.