The Theological Education by Extension in Zambia (TEEZ) Executive Director Fr. Rev.Dennis Milanzi says his organisation is happy with tremendous progress recorded during the year 2023 operation plan.
Fr. Rev. Milanzi says TEEZ has implemented multifaceted projects in different parts of the country.
Fr. Milanzi said all training and projects implemented follow the TEEZ Strategic Plan of 2019 to 2023 which strives on shaping the future of Theological Education by Extension through Church and community service.
He has disclosed that 49 HIV/AIDS Combat Ambassadors were trained in Lusaka to raise awareness and provide HIV/AIDS prevention strategies under the DECIDE HIV/AIDS Program.
TEEZ also planted over 3700 trees of different species (Gliricidia Sepium, Eucalyptus, Guavas and Pine) which were distributed to churches and individuals in Ndola under the WISE Green Church Project.
Another 4000 trees of different species were also distributed to Chililabombwe and Kitwe aimed at promoting a sustainable and green environment according to TEEZ’s 2023 institutional update released by Rev. Michael Kalito, Training and Capacity Development Manager.
Rev.Kalito also revealed that TEEZ), Lake Malawi Anglican University (LAMU) and the Africa Leadership Transformation (ALT) have signed a tripartite partnership to offer a Certificate in Leadership and Faith Change Making (CLFC) through virtual training.
Meanwhile, the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) is expected to observe TEEZ Sunday on 16th July and the Men’s Christian Fellowship (MCF) week from 17th to 23rd July,2023.
The Theological Education by Extension in Zambia (TEEZ) is an Ecumenical Program of several churches established in 1979 to offer extension-based theological training. It has 10 member Churches among them, the United Church of Zambia (UCZ), African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC), Anglican Church, Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) and Community of Christ.
Others are Lutheran Evangelical Church in Africa, Reformed Church in Zambia (RCZ), United Methodist Church, Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) and Christian Missions in Many Lands (CMML – OPEN).