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Dedicated to the liberation of people and communities from poverty and injustice


The Edmund Rice Mission began working in Zambia in 1964. Working mainly in education and community development, it has committed to providing life skills to the local community in order that they find sustainable livelihoods. Social conditions in Zambia remain tough. Poverty is extensive and the life expectancy is among the lowest in the world, hugely affected by the prevalence of HIV/AIDS.

Population: 13 million
Life Expectancy: 51 years
Infant Mortality Rate: 68 per 1000
Public expenditure on health: 5.9% of GDP
HIV/AIDS: 980,000 or 13.5% of population
Public Expenditure on Education: 1.4% of GDP
% of children primary school age not in school: 3%
Unemployment in youth ages 15- 24: 23.4%

The Journeying Together team in Luampa held a fun day for local children who were not attending school. Over 350 children came to the fun day - their presence indicating a large population of children without access to education. This was the first time the children held skipping ropes and played with real footballs.

Journeying Together

Country: Zambia  Focus Area(s): Community Engagement
In 2016 a cluster of new Edmund Rice Mission communities was established in Western Zambia, an area with immense social problems, where three out of every four people live in extreme poverty. There, 18 Brothers and...
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Changa Changa Community School

Country: Zambia  Focus Area(s): Education
Changa Changa Community School is a community based school in Mazabuka, Zambia. It was established in 2000, by the Christian Brothers and the local community to provide access to quality education. An integral element of development...
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St. Edmund's Secondary School

Country: Zambia  Focus Area(s): Education
St. Edmund’s Secondary School was established in 1964 and draws its students from the local community around Mazabuka town. The Christian Brothers ran the school until 1986 when, with reforms in the education sector, a lay...
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St Paul’s Training Centre

Country: Zambia  Focus Area(s): Education
St Paul’s Training Centre is a not-for-profit founded by the Christian Brothers in 1981, with the practical aims of empowering disadvantaged youths of both genders who are not able to progress with their academic studies...
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Edmund Rice Development is a registered company limited by guarantee. Registered in Ireland, Registered Charity Number: 20071004, Company Number: 463400, Revenue Charitable Tax Exemption Number: CHY18492, Registered Address: 23 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, D02 AR55.

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