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Embrace foster family care for vulnerable children says the Catholic church


The Catholic Church has identified the need for modern society in Zambia to embrace foster family care for vulnerable children, especially those that are orphaned, to enable such children grow up with family values.

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Speaking in an interview on the side-lines of official opening of the Catholic Care for Children regional conference in Lusaka, The Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Southern Africa ACWECA President Rosalia Sakayombo says investing in children is cardinal for society’s wellbeing.

Sister Sakayombo noted that the Catholic Care for Children is a project which will be done in Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Zambia will identify families that will take in vulnerable children from care homes.

Sister Sakayombo said children in orphanages or care homes are living in an artificial environment as there are no mother and father figures in such places, hence the need for them to grow up in a family setup so that their livelihoods are well taken care of.

She said the wellbeing of children who are in vulnerable positions, including those on the streets need to be protected against the ills that they will be exposed to once left to grow into adults on the streets.



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