• Grants will promote good governance and support the arts through filmmaking.
• The US Embassy recognizes commitment and leadership of the grantee organizations.
• The American people are proud to support Zambian communities with hands-on opportunities.
United States Government has awarded grants totaling over K3 million to nine Zambian community-based organizations through its Public Affairs Section small grants program.
According to a statement issued to Money FM News by US Embassy Public Relations Officer Phil Dimon, the grants will promote good governance, support the arts through filmmaking, build entrepreneurship skills, and help preserve an important cultural site.
Mr. Dimon stated that the U.S. Embassy recognizes the commitment and leadership of the grantee organizations, which are working in a wide range of areas to strengthen their communities.
“The American people are proud to support Zambian communities with hands-on opportunities to make a positive difference and expand their organizational and project management knowledge,” Mr. Dimon said.
He added that the Grantees include the Continental Leadership Research Institute, which will strengthen good governance and promote human rights in rural communities, and National Heritage Conservation Commission, which will build site management and tourism infrastructure at Mwela Rock Art National Monument.
“The U.S. Embassy delivers financial support directly to Zambian organizations that seek to improve the welfare of Zambians and address issues affecting their communities. These include improving health and providing educational opportunities, advancing democracy and good governance, promoting inclusive economic prosperity, and enhancing peace and security,” he stated.