Joy Human Development is a Zambian Non-Government Organisation that was established in Lusaka in 2003. JHD aim to bring social, economic, environmental and sustainable development to the community.
Currently JHD is operating alongside other NGO's in Zambia's capital city and in the two provinces of Kitwe and Mumbwa. Their priority is to bring projects that enhance quality of life, health and education to these areas. Objectives are to provide malaria and AIDS awareness education and control as well as health and general education to vulnerable communities at grassroots level.
JHD work predominantly with those most at risk including children under 5 years old, orphans, widows, youths and families in poverty. JHD uses arts and crafts, drama and sports as tools to empower women, children and young people.
Malaria is a killer disease in Africa. JHD are taking an active role in education at an early stage in schools, encouraging people to use preventative measures and change their behaviours in order to reduce risks.
JHD run a broad range of Art and Craft workshops designed to empower local communities by sharing income generating skills. Materials used are locally sourced and, wherever possible, recycled. This reduces the initial outlay and therefore makes projects more accessible to those on low incomes. JHD make products in three key areas; wood carving, papermaking and batik. JHD provide the materials for their skills development workshops in which participants are encouraged to acquire specialist craft skills to be used to generate income for themselves and their communities. Finished products are then sold at local craft markets or sent overseas to retail outlets in Europe whenever possible. Profits are then used to pay running costs and invest in materials for further workshops.
Not For Profit
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Joy Human Development Centre Private Bag 94 Lusaka ZAMBIA