Our ObstaComer Scholarship Program commemorates the late parents (Mathew & Jean Mulenga) of our Chief Operating Officer, Elizabeth Mulenga, who is a native of Zambia. The program aims 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 raising funds to provide Georgina 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 raise enough funds to secure her education from grade 9 through 12 beginning in the 2021 school year. Raising more funds would also enable CPI to sponsor more students at NBCV in addition to Georgina.



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.

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