FORM AND LEGAL STATUS (REGISTRATION).

On 29th August, 2014, Eastern Community Health and Development Programme (ECHDP) became formally registered with the Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health as a local indigenous Community non-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization in accordance with the provisions of NGOs Act number 16 of 2009 of the laws of the republic of Zambia.

ORGANIZATIONAL OPERATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACHES.

The philosophy that drives the Organization is that, “Communities know about their own problems, hence, the need to work with them and not work for them”. The Organization will use creative and innovative approaches in the implementation of its activities with sustainable measures put in place. The Bottom-up model shall be utilized where most activities shall be out of the needs of the communities where programmes are being implemented. The programme shall use the already established Community structures in executing its mandates. In trying to understand the local Community programmes better, ECHDP shall have some of its Staff located in the Communities of programme operation in order to identify the real needs and work directly with the communities.