THE International Leadership Institute of Southern Africa says leadership that does not touch and change people’s lives is not effective.
Handing over a container of assorted education materials, office furniture, wheelchairs, and bicycles worth K900,000 to the Pilgrim Wesleyan Church in Choma on Wednesday, ILISA director Muumbe Muzyamba Kalembo said in dealing with communities, leaders should find effective means of engaging people for them to appreciate their services.
“Leadership that does not touch and change lives of the people for the better is not effective. Our vision as ILISA is to be an agent of change through promotion of human welfare by rendering community services to the vulnerable in society,” Kalembo said.
She said her organisation existed to accelerate the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Southern Africa by “training leaders of leaders” in biblical leadership, relevant evangelism, and holistic ministry in partnership with the church as well as like-minded organisations.
Southern Province education standards officer Leffie Bampaninga said the Church played a pivotal role in changing lives of people both socially and education wise.
Bampaninga said wherever the Church was involved there was always evidence.
“As servants of God, our work should be to continue changing people’s lives. On behalf of my boss, the provincial education officer, Florence Chikalekale, we say thank you to ILISA and PWC for the education support you are giving to our schools,” said Bampaninga.
And PWC education secretary Phanwell Hadinke, who represented the national superintendent Bishop Alfred Kalembo, said the Pilgrim Wesleyan Church would continue partnering with other organisations in uplifting people’s lives.
Hadinke thanked ILISA and its American donors Brian and Janette Maydew as well as Dave and Kathy Atkins for their support to the vulnerable people in Zambia.