This is a movement by churches across Zambia, advocating for children to live in loving families rather than institutional care. This is achieved through the recruitment and assessment of foster families. Tehila is a member of both the Embrace Action Committee and Intercessory Prayer Group.
Tehila is working for American International Health Alliance (AIHA) and Save the Children, Zambia, to build the capacity of the Social Work Association of Zambia (SWAZ).
This is a local professional body which supports the social welfare workforce across the country. If strengthened, this regulatory body can ensure the social work profession is both respected and credible. SWAZ can advocate for social work legislation and social workers will be protected, registered and required to undergo ongoing professional development.
SWAZ will ensure social workers are trained by reputable universities, be accountable to a professional body and practice safely in line with professional social work ethics.