Chongololo and Chipembele Conservation Clubs of Zambia (CCCCZ)

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Established in 1972, the Chongololo and Chipembele Conservation Clubs of Zambia (CCCZ) is the only national environmental education program for Zambian youth, reaching over 40,000 children through 1000 clubs. Through a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Education, we support clubs in public and private schools in every province and 58 districts of Zambia. Many of Zambia’s leading conservationists today participated in one of our clubs as children, and our environmental education model has been replicated around Africa and the world.

We support clubs through supplying engaging magazines with an educational curriculum every term, grants, and guided activities and conservation projects.

Chongololo Clubs

Drawing their name from the Chewa word for a millipede, Chongololo clubs were first founded in 1972. These clubs educate school going children from grades 1 to 7 about Zambian wildlife and habitats.

Chongololo Club of the air (CCOA) is a weekly 30-minute radio program that educates students about the environment and supports the curriculum in Chongololo magazines. It is broadcast on 8 community radio stations, including Radio Luapula, Chikankata FM, Sinazongwe Community Radio, Radio Maria, Kalomo FM, Radio Ichengelo, Zambezi Radio and Mpika FM.

Chongololo Club of the Air (CCOA)

Chongololo Club of the air (CCOA) is a weekly 30-minute radio program that educates students about the environment and supports the curriculum in Chongololo magazines. It is broadcast on 8 community radio stations, including Radio Luapula, Chikankata FM, Sinazongwe Community Radio, Radio Maria, Kalomo FM, Radio Ichengelo, Zambezi Radio and Mpika FM.

Chipembele Clubs

Drawing their name from the Bemba word for a rhino, Chipembele clubs are for students in grades 8 to 12 as well as community members. Clubs learn about complex environmental issues and take practical action. Our Chipembele clubs play a crucial role in our conservation and advocacy projects, whether conducting water monitoring on the Kafue River, planting sustainable gardens, or speaking at Parliament to advocate for national climate adaptation policies.