Our Rainbow House is a registered charity in both Australia and Zambia.

Our charity is committed to providing quality education and nutrition to orphans and vulnerable children in a village on the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia.

Our students have the opportunity to learn in a safe environment where they are taught the Zambian National Curriculum. In addition to this, all students receive two meals a day during school and are provided with mealie-meal for the school holidays.

A wonderful team of local Zambian staff including teachers, guards, cooks and a Project Coordinator are employed to run the school. We also have staff and dedicated volunteers that administer the charity from our Australian office in Emerald, QLD.

Our Rainbow House is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and as such, we are committed to full adherence to the ACFID Code of Conduct.

View www.acfid.asn.au for more details. 

Our Mission

To support the people of this community in the care and education of their orphans and vulnerable children.


our vision

To provide education and nutrition to orphans and vulnerable children; encourage them to have an optimistic view of the future and empower them to break the cycle of poverty in their community.



our values

  • Partnership with local people who share our vision.
  • Respect for the privacy and culture of the community.
  • Empowerment of the community.
  • Transparency/ accountability of our operations.
  • Fostering Australian – Zambian friendship and respect.



our objectives

  • Contribute to the education of the community’s orphans & vulnerable children, and those who care for them.
  • Continue to operate a small primary school and support the transition of senior students into high school.
  • Make these school premises available outside of school hours for educational & community purposes.
  • Support the continuing education of all those involved with the school.
  • To support local groups in their efforts to obtain good basic services in the areas of waste disposal, water, electricity, and government schools.
  • Appreciate and encourage all local involvement – in preparation for autonomy.
  • Nurture the Parents, Guardians and Friends Association (PGFA) and encourage an expansion of its role.
  • Continue a search for suitable premises or security on existing premises.
  • Regularly review communication with donors.
  • Carefully monitor the project and conduct annual reviews.
  • Develop long term succession planning and an emergency exit strategy.



“Being sponsored by Our Rainbow House has been really great and beneficial because, without it, my education could have been disturbed.  I really appreciate the hard work of Our Rainbow House because this encouragement has brought great hope to our future. I feel very happy that I am sponsored by a reliable organisation and that they provide all my needs. Now I don’t think that I have any disadvantage with my education. ”  


Our Rainbow House is committed to human rights for everyone, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, indigeneity, disability, age, displacement, caste, gender, gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, poverty, class or socio-economic status.  We are also committed to the pursuit of racial justice and the inclusion and representation of those who are in vulnerable positions or experiencing marginalization and exclusion – temporarily or ongoing.