In 2020 we were delighted to begin a new international partnership between Northern Ireland & Zambia.
OpenNet4O Zambia is a Choma founded Community Based Organization (CBO) whose purpose is to create positive life changing impact to rural communities.
Registered in 2018 with PACRA, OpenNet4.0 Zambia works across seven thematic areas of environment, education, health, ICTs, Media, Sports and culture.
To amplify rural voices by;
• Harnessing talents, with a bias towards children, youths and women.
• Connecting citizens to opportunities, to speaking to power and national processes.
• Promoting educational initiatives
• Supporting cultural arts such as dance, traditional games, music and documentation of oral history.
OpenNet Founder Pamela Mutale Kapakele (biog below) has also been pioneering Solar energy solutions through her award winning company Ngweru. Pamela is also a mentor on our Blueprint programme
In October 2020 OpenNet4O in partnership with Dance Troup Zambia produced an amazing cultural music & dance event for Beyond Skin as part of the One World Festival. Videos (below). Note: All performing artists were paid for the performance.
Beyond Skin would wish to thank OpenNet4O Zambia founders Pamela and Sipho for all there hard work in developing this partnership.
National Dance Troupe Beyond Skin Concert (part 1)
National Dance Troupe Beyond Skin Concert (part 2)
National Dance Troupe Beyond Skin Concert (part 3)
Performance poem about CoVid by Bismark Haaduka, a teacher at David Livingstone Secondary School
Pamela Mutale Kapakele. Women's Rights and Community Development activist, founder of OpenNet4.0 Zambia a not for profit whose purpose is to create positive life changing impact to rural communities. Registered in 2018 with PACRA, OpenNet4.0 Zambia works across seven thematic areas of environment, education, health, ICTs, Media, Sports and culture.Pamela is also the founder of Nqweru Solar, a new alternative clean energy company that recently won an award from United States African Development Foundation. Ngweru Solar Services is a social enterprise that designs, distributes, and markets high quality global solar products for agriculture, tourism, and construction sectors, with rural and underserved populations in mind. These are populations for whom the national electrical grid is unavailable or too expensive. Ngweru is a climate-conscious enterprise that was legally registered on September 6, 2015, at the Patents and Company Registration Agency (PACRA) in Zambia. The Ngweru business network covers all the 10 provinces of Zambia and parts of Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia.