The Society for Women and AIDS in Zambia has worked with CWB since our inception. SWAAZ is part of a large network of African agencies that focus on responding to the challenges of HIV/AIDS and its related issues. SWAAZ oversees the CWB-funded communities of Bauleni, Chawama, Fumbelo, Mandevu, Mtendere and Ng’ombe. They have a board of directors and an executive director who oversees their operations. CWB has a contract with them defining the responsibilities of both organizations.
Zambia Nsunga Communities Without Borders was established about five years ago to support the AIDS orphans in Garden Community and surrounding neighborhoods. They have a board of directors and an executive director who oversees their operations. CWB has a contract with them defining the responsibilities of both organizations.
Through a generous arrangement with Bata Children’s Program, Communities Without Borders is pleased to announce that we will be able to purchase children shoes at a price considerably below market rates. In announcing the agreement, CWB President Richard M. Bail stated, “...this will have a huge impact on our ability to channel more of our limited resources towards the specific educational needs of orphan and vulnerable children in Zambia.” The cost of shoes today which are required for attending government schools is approximately 15-20% of our overall budget.
Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, Bata Children’s Foundation is an affiliate of Bata Shoe Organization, a global manufacturer. In announcing the partnership, Nicole Voillat, Director of Bata Children's Program, commented that, "Social responsibility has been a part of the DNA of Bata Shoes since its founding in 1894. Currently the Bata Children’s Program has 50 initiatives in 21 countries, with more than 500 Bata volunteers and reaching out to approximately 25,000 needy children." For more information about Bata's activities around the world, visit www.batachildrensprogram.org or see them on Facebook.
CWB is a member of Community Works, a portfolio of 34 social justice organizations providing Massachusetts residents a unique opportunity to invest in long-term systemic change. Community Works members have joined forces to work for affordable housing, quality health care, environmental justice, civil rights, safe neighborhoods, economic equity, and youth leadership. Our members involve local people in making the changes that will build robust communities. We celebrate the interconnections and diversity that is true community. All of us benefit from a more just society.