An update on Tehila/SCAR

Hi all

As we hit the end of the second quarter for 2019, we wanted to give you a little summary of what we havme been up to over the last three months.

  • We travelled up to Kapiri Mposhi and trained approximately 40 staff at Vinjeru Trust School.
  • We engaged in a child marriage workshop with 50 children at the Lusaka International Community School.
  • April saw the launch of our exciting new ‘Safe Places in Schools’ programme with the Independent Schools Association of Zambia, training staff from 20 schools across the country. This was was the first of four components which take schools on a journey to create a child safeguarding policy with procedures and embed a culture of safeguarding across their school.
  • Our Touch Talk programme moved to a NEW level this quarter. This programme, which equips children self-protective behaviours to keep themselves and their peers safe, has now developed a TOT model. Churches across the platforms are now being trained to facilitate the flipbook themselves, hence widening impact and releasing our Tehila children’s project worker to have the space to develop new programmes. This quarter 57 adults were trained in how to use the resource, with a potential impact on 1300 children.
  • This month, our discipleship programme was launched in the 6 platform areas in which we work. 60 children who are identified at risk in these areas are invited to a 6 week programme looking at their identity in Christ, their gifts and talents, child safety and other topics to increase their self-esteem and involvement in decisions that affect their lives.
  • The SCAR Network has been active this quarter, the highlight being the World Weekend of prayer, which engaged 172 adults and over 600 children. An exciting time to intercede with God and pray for the children in each of the six communities SCAR is currently in.
  • This month saw exciting new partnerships establish with Miracle Life Family Church, Dignity Online, Beyond Ourselves, Impact 1 and AWANA ministries.
  • The Tehila /SCAR office design has been finalised and we are excited to see the development of this project over the next few months as we seek to provide an adequate space for the growing Tehila and SCAR teams.
  • The UK side will see the launch of the Tehila Ted this month. A big thank you to Eileen Blackmore and her team and all the women who have knitted to make this possible!

Thank you for your ongoing support and love.

The Tehila Zambia Team x