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The Phoenix Foundation (formerly Tusekwile Imiti Ikula Foundation) was established by a passionate young and energetic man, Kelvin Nsekwila, who was highly concerned about the high levels of illiteracy and gender based discrimination in rural areas of his country. Highly motivated to become a change maker, and committed to contribute his time, skills and energies for the benefit of the community, he is dedicated to the development of socially disadvantaged and vulnerable communities in Zambia.

Year of Establishment

The foundation got legally registered as Tusekwile Imiti Ikula Foundation in 2021 and got rebranded to Phoenix Foundation in 2024.


Empowering Minds, Enriching Lives.


Empowered children and youth, achieving dreams and driving positive change.


Empowering vulnerable children and youths by providing access to education, health and wellness, and livelihood improvement through capacity building, support and empowerment.


The purpose of The Phoenix Foundation is to transform lives by providing access to quality education, promoting health and wellness, and fostering livelihood improvement, thereby empowering individuals and communities to reach their full potential and thrive which primary covers the following:

  1. Provide inclusive, equitable and quality education that empowers underprivileged children and youth in Zambia to reach their full potential, bridging educational gaps and fostering a supportive community that promotes holistic development and lifelong success.
  2. Improve the health and wellbeing of marginalized communities in Zambia by increasing access to quality healthcare, promoting health education and awareness, and addressing health disparities, with a focus on vulnerable populations, innovation, and community empowerment.
  3. Enhance the economic resilience and wellbeing of marginalized communities in Zambia by providing sustainable livelihoods opportunities, improving income security, and promoting climate resilience, through innovative and inclusive economic development initiatives.


Our focus is the social-economically disadvantaged groups of children and youth. The focus, amongst these groups, is again the most vulnerable and the marginalized ones. The foundation also focuses on the inclusion of minorities and special groups such as physically impaired persons.

Legal Status

Phoenix Foundation is registered with the relevant authorities in the Democratic republic of Zambia.


Phoenix Foundation is governed by its Board of Directors (BoD). The Board is the key policy making and governance body of the Foundation and works independently. The Executive Director of the Phoenix Foundation serves the board as the secretary and ex- officio member. The Board works in the guidelines of the constitution.


Phoenix Foundation is led by its Executive Director who is the formal head of the organization. The Executive Director reports to the chairperson of the Board of Directors (BoD) and is responsible for the overall management of the organization.

Partners and Partnership

Partnerships are the reasons for the Foundation’s existence. Partners are those individuals, communities, and organizations and departments which joined hands for extending program interventions.

Values and Guiding Principals

Phoenix Foundation follows certain values and guiding principles in all its dealings and interventions.

These include the following:

  • Openness
  • Sharing
  • Fairness
  • Tolerance
  • Transparency
  • Non-Discrimination