Government to pilot a Children First Software (CFS) application

The Government of Zambia is piloting a Children First Software (CFS) application "that will provide a database of the vulnerable people in the country in order for them to receive support from their households as opposed to being institutionalized in centers," according to this article from the Lusaka Times. The Minister of Community Development and Social Services, Emerine Kabanshi, states that the tool will aid the Ministry in identifying the families of "underprivileged people and street children" who are institutionalized in various facilities throughout the country. The goal of the initiative is to reintegrate these vulnerable children and individuals into families and provide necessary support to households to care for their family members.