Balm of Hope Rehabilitation & Community Succor Centre

Project to expand a centre for rehabilitation and community relief at Plot 223/17, Off Waleta Road, Lusaka, Zambia

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Preamble

The BALM OF HOPE REHABILITATION CENTRE is a Not for Profit organisation which started operations in July 2018 to provide Human Health and other social services to the most vulnerable children and elderly people in the Society. The scope of its services covered was guided by the increase in diseases such as stroke, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Arthritis, Mechanical backaches etc, and couple with this was a total lack of community sensitization to behavioural change in lifestyle and infection prevention programs. The Centre noticed also in its operations that the Primary Care-Givers of many patients were financially disadvantaged and consequently had little or no capacity to meet the financial demands of their families or relatives resulting in an increase in the number of people dying prematurely. 

Conscious therefore of the social problems in our community, the Balm of Hope is desirous to expand and develop further its facilities to become a REHABILITATION and COMMUNITY SUCCOUR CENTRE (RACSUC) where it can undertake intervention in its current work of Rehabilitation and include in its Operations other intervention in the society against various social ills on a sustainable basis with income generation primarily focused on the running of the programs. 

Some of the most evident social problems that we have observed are: HIV/AIDS, ALCOHOL and DRUG ABUSE, and ILLITERACY over and above the fast degeneration of cultural values and morals and lack of communal solidarity. 

The Balm of Hope guided and motivated by Biblical values and principles of care and compassion to ‘love your neighbour’ is better placed to undertake these community based efforts. It is in fact a Christian duty to assist those in need as the Holy Bible in the book of James 2: 15, 16 states that “If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them ‘Depart in peace, be warmed and filled’, but you do not give them the things that are needed for the body, what does it profit?” 

The Balm of Hope is currently renting a property for the rehabilitation programs it operates in Chaisa Compound Lusaka where it has additional space on the premises to establish and operate a few more Projects which would ultimately make it a fully established Rehabilitation and Community Succour Centre. 

The New Centre would then like to improve on service delivery and facilities of the existing programs and to provide a number of programs and activities for the Community Succour Centre a full description of which is provided below. 

To achieve the above it is necessary to rehabilitate the existing structure and extend it together with provision of better sanitary facilities and disposal, running water including storage, site security and power which are described in the full project outline.

Location

The project is located 1.02km from Great East Road.

Building plan

For a detailed outline of the project, please download the full project outline here.

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