Welcome to our site, pictured are the children, manager and staff of Mazabuka Orphanage (2012) We downsized a little in the past few years as some of the older children have left, (three being sponsored at school). At the small home we now care for 14 orphans, providing them with security, education and health care. Our primary focus at Oz Kids International (OKI) is Community Development. With a structured plan in place, the home at Mazabuka being the first step of many. Currently we have plans well under way for a much larger children's home (40 bed).
As soon as the new site is operational we will focus on implementing several business initiatives to eliminate dependency on outside aid. While creating local employment and training opportunities. (including a permaculture farm with school and vocational training centre).
For details click on "Projects".
OZ Kids International (OKI) was founded in 2008 and is based in Townsville Australia. As an Incorporated Association we are governed by a seven-member board, we are a Christian not-for-profit organisation with the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) as our blueprint.
- Goal 1. Eradicate extreme hunger
- Goal 2. Achieve universal primary education.
- Goal 3. Promote gender equality and empower woman.
- Goal 4. Reduce child mortality.
- Goal 5. Improve maternal health.
- Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
- Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability.
- Goal 8. Develop a global partnership for development.
The MDG's are a United Nations initiative, all 192 member states have agreed to achieve by 2015.
Progress toward reaching the goals has been uneven. Some countries have achieved many of the goals while others are not on track to meet any.
African countries comprise 34 of the world’s 50 poorest and least developed countries, Africa lags behind all other regions in progress toward the (MDG’s), the majority of Sub-Saharan countries are not on track to meet the target date of 2015.
OK's aid program in Zambia focuses on a region where we can make the most difference to the lives of those with the greatest need.
Zambia is a landlocked nation in the heart of Southern Africa, surrounded by eight other countries where there are serious development challenges, including ongoing instability and conflict.
In September 2008 OK (Zambia) received a certificate of registration to operate a “Children’s Home” and “Community Development Centre”.
Thus the “Mazabuka Orphanage” was officially opened by the District commissioner and Town Mayor in January 2009, it is now the base for all our community development projects. Current and future.
OK (Zambia) is governed by a 10 member board comprising of project managers from other NGO’s and government employees from the health, education and police departments, including the Australian founders/directors. (all volunteers).
Key people in our organisation.
Clyde Chimfwembe is the Zambia manager and overseer of all projects in Zambia. He is a committed Christian who loves the Lord, having a passion for helping others. Clyde brings a wealth of local knowledge to Oz Kids (Zambia), along with his business, organisation and people skills he is a great asset.
Founders and Directors
Dalwyn and Trudy Webster from Townsville Australia, are an ordinary working couple who after seeing first hand the plight of destitute children in many poverty stricken countries, were inspired by the same compassion that Jesus has for the poor, the orphan, the widow, this is the social gospel making the world a better place, the full gospel that men must repent and believe in Jesus Christ for them to have eternal life is taught in the community by our bible workers, this is funded separately from private sponsors.
As founders and Directors Dalwyn and Trudy's key role is fundraising and are board members in Australia and Zambia.
John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
Oz kids International Australia is an Incorporated Association registered in the state of Queensland Australia, with a seven-member board, we abide by the regulations set out in the Associations Incorporation Act 1984. We also adhere to all obligations relating to fundraising, charitable institutions legislation and relevant codes of ethics.
Oz Kids International Zambia holds a certificate of registration from the "Ministry Of Community Development and Social Services". And is governed by a ten-member board consisting of government employees from the Education, health and police departments and project managers from other NGO's, along with the Australian founders. The project manager in Zambia is Clyde Chimfwembe.
Financial statements and independent audits are submitted to the Queensland Office of fair trading, at the end of each financial year.
Oz Kids international's registration as a charity can be checked @ http://www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au/check-a-charity-or-association.htm
Postcode 4810 reg. no CH1828
Townsville Business Funds Charity
100% of donated funds go directly to the project. OKI runs two small business in Townsville Australia, Webster Detectors and O.K.I. House Cleaning Service which are registered under the Charity and the proceeds more than fund the low administration costs in Australia. (SEE HOME PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS).
Interested in Gold and metal detectors? OKI are distributors for "Fisher Labs Metal Detectors."
- For info on the US made Fisher detectors, GSP and Jack Lange special.
- For DVD sets on Jack Langs Gold Nugget Finding Secrets
Or call ... (07) 47893946 and Mobile 0423 905 447.