Ebenzer Child Care Trust - Livingstone, Zambia
Welcome to Ebenezer Child Care Trust. We are located in Livingstone, the tourist capital of Zambia and home to one of the seven wonders of the world, Victoria Falls. Africa is beautiful – with the grandeur and splendour of God’s wonderful Creation, Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight which tourists travel from all over the world to see! The great Explorer David Livingstone said, “Sights like this must have been gazed upon by Angels in their flight”.
With some of the most exquisite wildlife, flora and fauna in the world, Livingstone is truly a beautiful city . . . and Zambia is a beautiful country, but Zambia is also home to extreme poverty, starvation, sickness and destitution.
In the midst of all this beauty, the KILLER DISEASE AIDS has caused havoc in many families. AIDS has blown across cities, towns and villages leaving in its trail many broken hearted people, young and old. With parents dying and leaving orphans, the old are left to care for their grandchildren, most with no income at all. Young children are found rummaging dustbins to find a meal and young adults get into all kinds of vices while trying to find a piece of bread. Children are ravaged by the storms of life at a very young age! For more information on the country, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia
At present, Ebenezer Orphanage has 51 children and Ebenezer School has 323 children who are the most vulnerable in society. These children come from homes affected and infected with HIV/AIDS as well as with poverty and starvation. The Ebenezer Orphanage is a 24 hour care facility for the children. The school children are also fed, clothed and given a free education. The children bring nothing to the school but receive everything a child would need.