The Rejected Stone

Start Year:
End Year:
Budget (€):
Budget range (€):
5.000 - 100.000
Health and Social Services
Type of Activity:
Training and Capacity Building
CEDP Organisation: Lead Organisation(s):
Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII
Condivisione fra i popoli Onlus
Confcooperative Emilia Romagna
Association of Pope John the 23rd (Zambia)

Project Objectives

Improving the living conditions and the perspectives of the children, the kids and the men with physical or mental disabilities or learning problems in the city of Ndola and in the nearby rural zones in the Copperbelt province in Zambia. Another goal was to give educational opportunities to 50 handicappated children and guys and the right to have a good job for 20 handicappated guys and men.


The handicappated persons in Zambia are discriminated and marginalized: there are no work possibilities and very few studying oportunities. The Pope John XXIII Association has promoted a project of three “special classes” for 6-16 years old children and kids with mental and phisical disabilities, a professional school (“Ukubalula”) with the goal of promoting the agricoltural work for 16 and older handicappated kids that have finished their studies in the “special classes” and a center (“Mary Christine”) who try to help handicappated kids to enter in the work world



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