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Projects being implemented by DAPP under the five programme lines

Improving Access to ECCDE for Children in Central, Luapula and Northern Provinces of Zambia

This project is funded by UNICEF and it is being implemented in Mumbwa and Chibombo Districts in the Central Province, Samfya and Mungwi Districts in Luapula and Northern Provinces, respectively. The objective of the project is to improve early childcare, development and education (ECCDE) for 10,000 through community sensitization and training in 700 villages, and through establishment and strengthening of 55 ECCDE centres in the 4 target districts. The community-based integrated ECCDE centres is carrying out activities including early education, health, nutrition, child protection and parenting programmes, and growth monitoring in those centres with parents taking centre stage in running the centres to ensure sustainability. The project is run from 2012 to 2013.

Community Involvement in HIV Prevention and Care Project

Sub-granted by World Vision Zambia, the project is run in Monze, Kaoma, Mongu, Nchelenge, Chibombo, and Mpika Districts in line with the STEPS OVC project strategic framework. The aim of the project is to improve the livelihood for orphans and vulnerable children and for people living with HIV/ AIDS and to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. This is done through provision of support to orphans and vulnerable children, strengthening income for the vulnerable families, improving nutrition for OVC and people living with HIV, counselling and testing, and carrying out HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns among school and out-of-school youths in the target districts. During the implementation period which is June 2012 to end March 2013, the project will be providing prevention, care and support services to a total of 59,250 direct and indirect beneficiaries.

School WASH and Quality Education Project

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the School WASH and Quality Education Project is being run by DAPP in Northern and Muchinga Provinces with support from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Local Government. The first phase of the Project was implemented from March 2009 to March 2012, while the second phase is being run from April 2012 to September 2013. The second phase of the Project will see a total of 950 schools being provided with water and sanitation facilities, reaching over 350,000 pupils. The Project also provides hygiene education to pupils in the target schools.

Sustainable Livelihood Projects for Women and Small-scale Farmers

This project is funded by Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) and is being implemented in the mining areas of Nampundwe in Mumbwa District and Chingola District. The project seeks to reduce poverty by improving the health, livelihood, childcare and education for 10,000 families in the target areas. Families are also provided with pass on loans of small livestock and grains as well as small cash loans to engage in income generating activities in order to improve their income and subsequently better their lives. Download the project Fact Sheet.

Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE)

Funded by Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this project is being implemented in Southern Province in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health. TCE is a systematic door-to-door HIV/AIDS prevention and care programme which provides HIV/AIDS information as well as counselling, testing and care activities to all individuals in the operational areas through its comprehensive door-to-door approach. It employees local “Field Officers” who each cover an area with 2,000 people. They inform, counsel and test people according to their needs, and refer people for further services such as PMTCT, ART, TB, etc. They mobilize local “Passionates” to take part in the fight against HIV and to assist those infected and affected by the virus. They train support group members, organize TB treatment supporters, carry out networking activities on district and sub-district level. The programme wound up in Mazubuka after 5 years of its implementation and it is now run Monze and expanding to Choma district. Click to download the 5-year close out report for the Mazabuka operational area.

Child Welfare Programme

With funding and technical assistance from the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, the programme is implemented in 18 districts across Zambia. The programme was set up to contribute to the existing DAPP projects in terms of stability and consolidation in order to reach out to children in need of education, care and personal development. The programme elements are integrated into the DAPP projects including Children’s Town, Child Aid and HOPE Projects.



Children’s Town project

Run with support from Firelight Foundation, The Beit Trust, Croc Shoes, American Jewish World Service, Development Aid from People to People in the United Kingdom, Ministry of Community Development and Social Services and the ministry of education. The project runs a vocational training centre that aims at rehabilitating former street youth and providing them skills to enable them to be successfully re-integrated into the community after two years at the project and one-year re-integration programme. The project caters for 80 former street youths and runs a community school with 360 orphans and vulnerable children from the surrounding villages in Malambanyama in Chibombo District.

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme

Funded by WaterAid Zambia, the project is being implemented in Samfya and Monze Districts. It is improving access to sustainable safe water supply, adequate sanitation and hygiene in schools and communities so as to improve the health of families and subsequently contribute to the attainment of water and sanitation MDG target by 2015.



Farmers’ Club – Community Water Management Improvement Project for Traditional Farmers

Funded by African Water Facility through African Development Bank, this project is cofounded and implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and Christian Enterprise Trust of Zambia (CETZAM). The project is implemented in Mkushi and Kapiri-Mposhi Districts in Central Province and Chingola and Masaiti Districts in Copperbelt Province. The project has established and is building capacity in 100 Farmers’ Clubs reaching 5,000 farmers directly as members to these clubs. The members are trained in improved gardening and irrigation with focus on low-cost irrigation such as rope pumps and treadle pumps, improve horticulture practises, and improved marketing of produce. The farmers receive micro credit loans for irrigation in smaller groups through CETZAM.

Strengthening the Inclusion and Influencing Capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working with People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in the Central Province of Zambia

This project which has just been completed was funded by European Commission and managed by Practical Action. It was improving the health and well-being of people living with HIV and AIDS in poor rural communities through strengthening the engagement and institutional development of organizations in the target districts. It reached 15 CSOs and 6,000 households for PLWHA (30, 000 people) in Kabwe and Kapiri-Mposhi Districts. Some key output results include: 130 Support Groups affiliated to the Project with 1,978 members; 621 people trained in positive living; 80 TB treatment supporters/ ART adherence supporters active in the programme; 38 Community AIDS Task Forces (CATFs) mobilised and trained.

Community Involvement in Management of Biodiversity Resources and Natural Forest in Lukanga Wetland Area

The project is presently financed by the Child Welfare Fund and DAPP and has received funding from the Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) through UNDP and Keepers Zambia. The Project is implemented in cooperation with the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and CETZAM. The project works with 1,000 families living in 50 villages in and around the Lukanga swamps. Activities focus on training farmers in improved farming methods and provision of inputs to establish revolving loans of grains and livestock. The project also strengthens wetland committees in charge of protecting and conserving flora and founa in the wetland area.

Farmers’ Club – Improved Food Security, Income and Gender Mainstreaming in Kalomo and Choma Districts

The project is being run in Choma and Kalomo Districts with funding from Stichting Humana Holland. The project is cofounded by DAPP and CETZAM and implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and CETZAM. It works in the former Child Aid project area in Kalomo and Choma and builds on the structures established and the knowledge provided to the farmers previously – including management of revolving loans of livestock and grains provided to village actions groups in the past. The project strengthens agricultural activities and in cooperation with CETZAM, it provides agri-investment loans so that the target beneficiaries can engage in agricultural activities including livestock rearing.


"Integrated Support to People Living with HIV and AIDS and the Extreme Poor in Mongu District" and "Supporting People Living with HIV and AIDS to Live Healthier and Longer Live"

The two projects were implemented in Mongu, Kaoma and Senanga Districts with funding and technical support from Concern Worldwide. The aims of the projects were to reduce poverty among 3,800 people living with HIV and AIDS by improving their livelihood, health and income. The projects also aimed at support 400 orphans and vulnerable children from extreme poor households in the target districts. The projects trained support groups for people living with HIV and AIDS in positive living, gardening and livestock rearing to ensure that those infected and affected by the epidemic lead a healthier life with sufficient food and increased income. 

Strengthening the Scaling up and Impact of Innovative food Security Approaches for People Living With HIV (PLHIV) in Zambia

This is an HIV/AIDS-related project which was funded by European Commission, and managed by Practical Action. Its aim was improve food security and livelihood resilience of 3,000 beneficiaries who are organised in 150 support groups for PLWHIV in Serenje and Mkushi Districts in the Central Province of Zambia by increasing their access to nutritious foods and essential services. The Project ran from January 2011 to December 2012. DAPP will continue activities to ensure sustainability for one year. Some key output results include: 154 Support Groups affiliated to the Project with 2,984 members; 2,931 people trained in positive living; 2975 PLHIV benefiting from pass on loans; 30 Community AIDS Task Forces (CATFs) mobilised and trained.


Croc Shoes supporting OVC


Crocs Shoes has been supporting orphans and vulnerable children at Children’s Town Project since 2009. In 2011, the company donated 15,000 Euros for the construction of a girls’ dormitory for former street youths who go to Children’s for vocational skills training. Following the successful competition of the construction of the dorm, Crocs donated another 15,000 Euros for the construction of another girls’ dormitory at Children’s Town in 2012. The construction of this second hostel is underway.  

New Start DAPP HOPE Humana Projects

The projects are being implemented in Ndola and Mongu Districts in the Copperbelt and Western Provinces, respectively. The projects are funded by Population Services International (PSI) through Society for Family Health (SFH) to provide voluntary HIV counselling and testing services, training in positive living (“Horizon” posttest support), as well as other care and support services to the clients. In Ndola, the project started in November, 2006 whilst in Mongu, it started in February 2012. Both projects will be run up to September 2014.

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