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Kids in Kanyama to benefit from ILISA education agenda

A TOTAL of 150 children in Kanyama township will this year benefit from the International Institute Southern Africa (ILISA) education support programme, says board chairperson Bishop Alfred Kalembo.
He said ILISA is committed to complementing Government’s efforts in improving the livelihood of Zambians through its various services.
ILISA is a faith-based non-profit organisation that was established to help orphans and other vulnerable people in communities through various social services such as educational support and economic empowerment, among others.
Meanwhile Bishop Kalembo has urged young people to invest more time in education and avoid indulging in illicit activities that are likely to destroy their lives.
In an interview recently, he said young people need to move away from the tradition of depending on white collar-jobs and embrace entrepreneurship.
“Young people hold the key to Zambia’s future, they need to work hard and acquire enough knowledge on how to handle the various sectors in Zambia which they will eventually take over. We should pray for our nation but also get involved in activities that will contribute to national development,” he said.
Bishop Kalembo has since appealed to Government to put young people on top of Zambia’s developmental agenda to ensure the nation’s future is secure.
He said Zambia needs to move away from depending on government grants, among other initiatives, and engage in entrepreneurship that will create employment opportunities for local people.
He has urged Government to consider investing more resources in the education sector and ensure that schools provide conducive learning environments.

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