FENZA, a place to study, stay, pray and rest!


Since its establishment in 2007, FENZA (Faith and Encounter Centre Zambia) has been a resource centre on faiths and cultures in Zambia. Its library offers excellent volumes on social, cultural and religious concerns. Every year hundreds of students and researchers within and outside Zambia make use of these special documents, in the library and through online consultation. The staff of FENZA are resource people and always available to help on social, cultural and religious matters. FENZA also offers unique initiation courses on Zambian cultures and language courses in Nyanja and Bemba. Since last year, FENZA has equipped itself with a hostel of 12 self-contained rooms, which provides very good accommodation for those who want to stay at FENZA while using the library or attending a course. Moreover, with this hostel it’s now possible to have a recollection/retreat or take some time off to rest at FENZA. Now FENZA is an ideal place to study, to stay and to pray.

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FENZA Course 18th – 29th August 2014


Logo FENZAFENZA logo 02Welcome to Zambia 2014

A FENZA Course to help you deepen

your understanding of the cultural, religious,

economic and social dynamics in Zambia

WHEN:  18th – 29th August 2014 from Monday to Friday starting at 9:00 till 12:30 hours
WHERE:  Faith and Encounter Centre (FENZA), Bauleni, Lusaka
PRESENTERS:  FENZA resource persons and specialists in their fields
Faith and Encounter Centre Zambia (FENZA) warmly invites you to attend its unique initiation to Zambian way of life course entitled “Welcome to Zambia”.
Understand the cultural values of Zambian society!
Expand your historical and contemporary knowledge of Zambia!
Gain confidence to live and work in Zambia!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This workshop covers pre-colonial and colonial history, politics and economics of Zambia, today’s cost of living, basic rules of behaviour, traditional kinship and family structures, chieftaincy, initiation rites, traditional healers, Satanism, witchcraft, religions and Churches in Zambia, the reality of street children, HIV/AIDS.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This seminar is for anyone who wishes to widen her or his appreciation of the social-economic, cultural and religious dynamics in Zambia.
WHAT YOU’LL GET?
  1. Empowerment to face the challenge of Zambian cultures struggling with modernity.
  2. Hand-outs and material related to topics.
COST: K 1,000 per participant.
Romaric BationoWe look forward to seeing you at FENZA together with other participants from all over the world.
Very kind regards,
Fr Romaric Bationo, M.Afr, Director of FENZA

Link to FENZA