By ALICE NACHILEMBE
The U.S. Embassy has awarded K2.5 million of grants to six Zambian community-based organizations through its Public Affairs Section Small Grants Program.
The grants will promote civic participation, press freedom, entrepreneurship, and creative expression among youth.
The U.S. Embassy’s Director of Public Affairs and spokesman, Sean McIntosh, recognized the commitment and Leadership of the grantee organizations, which are working to raise awareness and build capacity among youth. so that they can participate in civic and entrepreneurship activities for the benefit of their communities.
“The American people are proud to support Zambian communities with the hands-on opportunities to mobilize their own ideas and resources, and expand their organizational and project management knowledge,” he said.
He said the funds go directly to Zambian communities to respond directly to issues affecting their communities and ultimately enhance the welfare of Zambians.
The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section Small Grants Program delivers financial support directly to Zambian organizations that seek to address issues affecting their communities. These include improving health and education for Zambians, advancing democracy and good governance, promoting inclusive economic prosperity, and enhancing peace and security.