Many of us dream of a world in which girls are given as many opportunities as boys: opportunities to attend school, to stay in school, to be educated to the same standards and, ultimately, to fulfil their potential. But...
Zambia is blessed with abundant rain that makes its soil one of the most fertile in the world; but the downside is that when this rain is extreme, it can wreak havoc with local infrastructure. This happened in January 2017,...
Far too many girls in Zambia stay at home each month because they’re menstruating. Fear of getting an unpleasant surprise at school because they’re unsure when to expect their period is just one of the reasons that girls skip...
With almost four million school-age children in Zambia forced to stay at home since closures to prevent COVID-19’s spread began in mid-March, the disruption to these children’s education cannot be overstated. Government e-learning schemes and television programming may have...
As Nature’s Nectar – a mine-supported honey producer that is empowering Zambian honey farmers – has grown, new hires have followed. Davies Illunga was brought on as the company’s first full-time Field Supervisor in 2018, to oversee the work...
l earn about how Barrick Lumwana mine in North-Western province has empowered villagers in the community by giving them cows and helping them to build a business selling milk. Watch the video below: https://youtu.be/Aw5ZteskTEo
The most interesting thing about the mining industry’s social investment in communities is not so much the money they spend, as the original and innovative ways in which they spend it. Over some 15 years, and through the design and...
One of the proudest achievements of the major mines in Zambia is how they have brought malaria under control in their neighbouring communities, and partnered with government in its National Malaria Control Programme. There are far fewer cases of malaria...
Malaria remains one of the leading causes of death in several countries around the world, with most malaria cases and deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease took the lives of 435 000 people in 2017, the year in...
First Quantum Minerals (FQM), best known in Africa as the operator of Zambia’s Kansanshi and Sentinel mines, has created an inspiring and entirely unique storytelling platform to give the world a glimpse into how its people contribute to their...