Zambia Association of Sisterhoods (ZAS) has working committees. Among the working committees is the Formation Committee. The formation committee is a group of sisters who runs formation houses in Zambia. This group usually meets to share their experiences on how formation is being undertaken in their respective formation houses. They share also challenges of forming young girls of today. This group usually meets once in a year for five days to look at a number of issues. They usual have a talk or a seminar in one thematic area.
In 2015 GHR conducted a study on “Women Religious in Zambia” entitled “Sowing Bountifully” and one of the areas revealed by the study report that needed immediate attention and investing in, is the issue of development of the human resource of all women religious Congregations in Zambia. As a way of strengthening Formation of sisters in Zambia, ZAS is implementing a project aiming at building the capacity of sisters who run formation houses in Zambia.
The project is aimed at developing and strengthening the formation programs for forty-five (45) member Congregations of ZAS. ZAS is an umbrella body for women religious Congregations in Zambia. This project will build the capacity of the formators of member Congregations to the association by providing quality formation and deepen their faith and witnessing of those formed as well as during vocations promotions, initial formation i.e. petulancy, novitiate, temporary profession and on-going formation. Once this is done there will be strong spiritual witness and effective service at all levels. The project is aimed at further modernizing the formation foundation materials and manuals by reviewing and updating them.