First lady Pledges to contribute K10, 000 monthly for education of disabled Children at ZAMISE

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First Lady Esther Lungu interacts with physically challenged children at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women's Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu interacts with physically challenged children at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women’s Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA

I PLEDGE to contribute K10, 000 monthly for a year to Zambia Institution of Special Education (ZAMISE) for its operational costs, First Lady Esther Lungu has said.

Mrs Lungu, however, said culturally there were a lot of myths surrounding the differently-abled that excluded them from participating in developmental issues.

She said parents often faced stigmatisation by society and were ashamed to allow their children to go to school which had caused children with disabilities to be completely excluded from enjoying social amenities that the able-bodied children enjoyed.

The First Lady said at Zambia Institute of Special Education (ZAMISE) in Lusaka yesterday when she flagged off the International Women’s week for the commemoration which falls on 8th March.

“The differently-abled children are, therefore, denied opportunity to fulfil their aspiration and potential. I have been informed that this is the only college in the country dealing with specialised education.

“I am aware that the college faces a number of challenges in its operations. I have since pledged to be contributing K10, 000 every month until next year,” said Mrs Lungu.

Mrs Lungu said the situation was disheartening as the children who were differently-abled needed to continue receiving education from teacher who were well qualified.

She said this would go a long way in helping the parents and communities to bring out the children whom they were hiding knowing that there were facilities to enable them achieve their dreams in life.

“I was happy when I heard that the children being used for teaching practice are those from vulnerable homes around Lusaka. This will show communities that all those negative myths they have heard about the disabled children are not true,” she said.

And ZAMISE Principal Fredrick Chishimba said the college had permanent teachers but that paying them their monthly salaries was a great challenge due to financial constraints.

First Lady Esther Lungu interacts accesses one of the physically challenged children Benjamin Banda at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women's Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu interacts accesses one of the physically challenged children Benjamin Banda at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women’s Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu carrying one of the physically challenged children Emmanuel Miti at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women's Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu carrying one of the physically challenged children Emmanuel Miti at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women’s Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu with ZAMISE Head of Department for Visual Impairment Muyambango Imasiku Mufanana at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women's Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu with ZAMISE Head of Department for Visual Impairment Muyambango Imasiku Mufanana at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women’s Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA

 

First Lady Esther Lungu interacts accesses one of the physically challenged children Benjamin Banda at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women's Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu interacts accesses one of the physically challenged children Benjamin Banda at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women’s Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
 First Lady Esther Lungu(l) chats with a 23 year old Memory Daka a Student at Zambia Institute of Special Education yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
First Lady Esther Lungu(l) chats with a 23 year old Memory Daka a
Student at Zambia Institute of Special Education yesterday,3-3-2017,
Picture by Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
 First Lady Esther Lungu(in chitenge suit) having a light moment with Disabled children as she visited Zambia Institute of Special Education in Lusaka yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
First Lady Esther Lungu(in chitenge suit) having a light moment
with Disabled children as she visited Zambia Institute of Special
Education in Lusaka yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by Ennie
Kishiki/Zanis.
Zambia Institute of Special Education Senior Lecturer Regina Chilufya(l) and head of Department Cassidy Sakala(c) explaining to the First Lady Esther Lungu(r) as the First Lady visited the institution yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
Zambia Institute of Special Education Senior Lecturer Regina
Chilufya(l) and head of Department Cassidy Sakala(c) explaining to the
First Lady Esther Lungu(r) as the First Lady visited the institution
yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
First Lady Esther Lungu with ZAMISE Head of Department for Visual Impairment Muyambango Imasiku Mufanana at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women's Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu with ZAMISE Head of Department for Visual Impairment Muyambango Imasiku Mufanana at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women’s Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
Zambia Institute of Special Education Senior Lecturer Regina Chilufya(l) and head of Department Cassidy Sakala(c) explaining to the First Lady Esther Lungu(r) as the First Lady visited the institution yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
Zambia Institute of Special Education Senior Lecturer Regina
Chilufya(l) and head of Department Cassidy Sakala(c) explaining to the
First Lady Esther Lungu(r) as the First Lady visited the institution
yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
Zambia Institute of Special Education Music Lecturer Janet Kapepelesha(l) explaining to the First Lady Esther Lungu(r) the use of the Music Instrument as the First Lady Toured the School Library at Zambia Institute of Special Education yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
Zambia Institute of Special Education Music Lecturer Janet
Kapepelesha(l) explaining to the First Lady Esther Lungu(r) the use of
the Music Instrument as the First Lady Toured the School Library at
Zambia Institute of Special Education yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by
Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
Zambia Institute of Special Education Music Lecturer Janet Kapepelesha(l) explaining to the First Lady Esther Lungu(r) the use of the Music Instrument as the First Lady Toured the School Library at Zambia Institute of Special Education yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
Zambia Institute of Special Education Music Lecturer Janet
Kapepelesha(l) explaining to the First Lady Esther Lungu(r) the use of
the Music Instrument as the First Lady Toured the School Library at
Zambia Institute of Special Education yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by
Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
Zambia Institute of Special Education Music Lecturer Janet Kapepelesha(l) explaining to the First Lady Esther Lungu(r) the use of the Music Instrument as the First Lady Toured the School Library at Zambia Institute of Special Education yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
Zambia Institute of Special Education Music Lecturer Janet
Kapepelesha(l) explaining to the First Lady Esther Lungu(r) the use of
the Music Instrument as the First Lady Toured the School Library at
Zambia Institute of Special Education yesterday,3-3-2017, Picture by
Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
First Lady Esther Lungu interacts with physically challenged children at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women's Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu interacts with physically challenged children at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women’s Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu interacts with physically challenged children at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women's Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
First Lady Esther Lungu interacts with physically challenged children at Zambia Institute of Special Education where she flagged off the International Women’s Day activities under the theme: Promoting inclusiveness in economic participation as a means of attending sustainable development on Friday, March 3,2017 -Pictures by THOMAS NSAMA
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  1. K10,000 from where? Why can you lobby relevant ministries and donors to assist in a sustainable way.

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    • This nonsensical why not just up the budget allocated to this institution ….she is using the very 1.5 billion allocated to her in the budget by the GRZ…..Zambia is just baffling….all to create what impression????

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    • Ba Esther is good house wife, unfortunately she married to a man who loves drinking and sleeping out aimlessly,,,,,may Jesus Christ forgive those drunkards prostitutes and thieves of maize who went to his ‘grave site’

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    • She should not be on the payroll to start with.

      That’s a good gesture from her though. She is winning me over.

      Thanks

      BB2014,16

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    • @Ndobo that’s too much to say to your friend’s wife. She didn’t do anything wrong. Do you wish that she gave k10000 PF currency to who?
      Don’t apologize, I will talk to Edgar after game.

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    • Well done every ‘little’ donated does go a long way towards easing needs of the recipients. However I believe this comes from the many contributions ‘pouring’ into her unconstitutional office!

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    • How does she earn her money? I thought she closed her market stall when hubby became presido?

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  2. Useless first lady! You think we don’t know that steal money from public coffers. You and your husband Edgar lungu will in trouble. Days are numbered for you. Sons of vipers!

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    • If she can give that much from an unaudited budget ..just imagine how much she can allocate to her charity or relations
      This is why when their husbands are out of office everything is unplugged…they become beggers!!

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    • Your pictures are gorgeous Kim. I love Verbena, it grows like a weed around here and lasts forever. Very strange weather we're having evhwrreeye around the country this year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful outdoors.

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  3. Clearly the term catch a man to fish doesn’t mean anything to you Esther. When the year is over then what? They go back to hustling?

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    • Ananipoka ATM card, salary yanga yonse ndiye wamene akontolola, navutika ine bantu.

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  4. Blessed are the meek. While this move is positive, government should allocate sustainable funding to our people with specials to create an inclusive culture. Not just statements after statements. Special Education needs society massive support that include financial and voluntary/time etc. Let’s not condemn the First Lady completely on this one. She has made a difference if she sees it through and commits. I guess the question is, what are you doing to help those that need help?

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  5. Tax payers money being given back to the people and she expects us to think it’s a gift. Please rather go to night school and stop wasting time

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    • Imagine where is getting K100K for 12 months…how did she even come up with that figure?

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    • After her husband stole K 23 MILLION from these same kids money she now “gives” them back K10, 000 a month!

      What a hypocrite!

      If she really cared she would tell Lungu to return the stolen taxpayers money!

      Instead of this cheap publicity so he can keep on stealing!

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    • devo dire che quando ho letto il titolo l’unione di “salame al cioccolato” e &#0#28;dietetico&28221; mi ha fatto pensare ad un’allucinazione ma devo dire che la ricetta è da provare assolutamente allora! anch’io mi diletto a cercare di alleggerire ricette di dolci e varie nella speranza di mangiarne meno o, quantomeno, di sentirmi un po’ meno in colpa! compilmenti intanto!

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