OBSTACOMER SCHOLARSHIP AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS FOR ZAMBIAN ORPHANS
Our ObstaComer Scholarship and Mentorship Programs aim to support orphans, and other Zambian youth living in marginalized and challenging environments. According to UNICEF, Zambia has more than one million orphans, giving it the highest per capita orphan rate in the world. Zambia has an estimated overall population of 13 million with 64% of its population living on less than USD $1 per day, and 80% living in rural areas. Zambia has the 4th lowest life-expectancy rate in world at 37.5 years.
"An “obstacomer” is a person who has had to overcome many obstacles in life. CPI volunter, Elizabeth Mulenga coined the word obstacomer on October 24, 2016, inspired by the song “Overcomer” by Christian singer Mandisa. She combined the words obstacle and overcomer to form the word obstacomer. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines overcomer as a person who succeeds in dealing with or gaining control of some problem or difficulty. An obstacle is defined as something that makes it difficult to do something.
CPI is supporting orphans from a Zambian orphanage, New Beginnings Children's Village (NBCV) with a full scholarship to attend a private academic institution in Kafue, Zambia, known for providing quality education. CPI is aiming to secure enough funds for all of the orphans supported until their graduation from high school.
SUPPORT OUR PROGRAM
You can support the scholarship program by donating on GoFundMe or purchasing Elizabeth's book "An Obstacomer's Journey Through Foresight and Hindsight" in online bookstores available in three formats: E-Book, Hardcover and Softcover. To purchase a copy of the book go to smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0259173. Each purchase supports our mission and provides a donation from AmazonSmile to CPI at no cost to you.
The video highlights our first professional speaker series and kickoff, "The Mindset for Success" with Mr. Macodou N'Daw.
The CPI Team extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Macodou N'Daw of iMac Realty, LLC and Mrs. Islar of C&G Global Connections Travel for their participation in our mentorship program. Mr. N'Daw delivered an important message on "Mindset for Success" to our students at New Children's Village in Zambia. We are looking forward to more engaging presentations from inspiring speakers.