Dr. Chipepo Chibesakunda Joins All Kids Can Learn International to Help Empower Zambian Girls

All Kids Can Learn International has added Dr. Chipepo Chibesakunda to serve as the Director of Medical Services at the Village of Hope in Zambia and the School of Hope. One of Dr. Chibesakunda’s high priorities is to work with rural Zambian girls to break through the cultural stereotypes that limit their dreams and aspirations as women.

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Dr. Chipepo Chibesakunda

Dr. Chipepo Chibesakunda, a local Zambian, joins the All Kids Can Learn International team.

We are especially honored and pleased to have Dr. Chibesakunda serve on staff. Zambian girls are often limited by lack of role models and vision of what they can attain.

Havre de Grace, MD (PRWEB) June 03, 2014

Dr. Chibesakunda is a Zambian national who received her Medical Degree at the University of Havana in 2005. She has served as the Senior Resident Medical Officer and Clinical Care Officer at Kafue Medical Hospital in Zambia. She will be an important part of the child development team working with the Village of Hope’s orphans and vulnerable children.

AKCLI CEO, Benedict Schwartz stated, “We are especially honored and pleased to have Dr. Chibesakunda serve on staff. Zambian girls are often limited by lack of role models and vision of what they can attain. Local expectations would have them spending their lives in a mud hut with a thatched roof, with a baby on their back. Dr. Chibesakunda has a passion to help them form a truer and more dynamic world view of who they can be.”

Dr. Chibesakunda will also fill the role of staff physician at the School of Hope, a school run by All Kids Can Learn International that currently serves 340 students in grades 1 through 10. The school offers a world class education for rural Zambian children. The curriculum focuses on critical thinking and problem solving skills, and vocational education. Children are taught Stephen R. Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” from the first grade.

AKCLI’s Village of Hope in Zambia is a ground-breaking holistic orphan care project that combines high quality education with local economic development. In order to help assure financial sustainability, they have developed medium-sized Zambian businesses which cover over 50% percent of the Village’s operating costs.

AKCLI’s unique approach to orphan care includes a family-like atmosphere, economic sustainability and vocational preparation for the future.

To learn more about AKCLI, please contact Sarah O'Malley at 703-651-2515 or sarah(at)akcli-voh(dot)org.