Every Child Matters

The World Health Organization estimates that 2 of every 10 children in the developing world are disabled either physically, intellectually or both. Most of the children who have special needs world-wide are not registered at birth, and have no official or legal status– they may not be counted, but they still count.  Special Hope Network is a faith-based organization working in Zambia, Africa that was created to encourage, support, and train existing programs. We also provide economic solutions to address the needs of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Zambian community. We are looking for partners in this mission: Are you ready to help?

Our Impact


Every child needs a place where they are loved, nurtured and cared for. SHN supports families and caretakers of kids with intellectual disabilities. We teach them to care for and challenge these exceptional children.


Every child should be healthy– body, soul and mind. SHN provides medical care for children with intellectual disabilities, often for the first time in their lives.


Every child should be challenged to learn. SHN supports teachers and orphanages caring for kids with intellectual disabilities. We offer supplies, education and on-site guidance to organizations offering the care and education of kids with special needs.

Connect with a child directly. Commit to giving regularly.

At Special Hope Network, we’ve created a unique Child Sponsorship program, where each child receives direct benefits through specific programs designed to meet their needs. These programs are run out of our Community Care Centers located in various compounds (high-density, high-poverty areas) around the city of Lusaka, Zambia. Those children who are sponsored by Special Hope Network will directly benefit from your help.