Meet Victor, he's now finishing his final year at nursing college thanks to your donations.
How did this happen?
Kate and Mick James have had a long standing association with Ngoli village in Northern Zambia and have been able to partner with the charity FPZ to provide funds so that children from the village school can go onto High School and then, if they are good enough, to College.
Ngoli is a rural village 50km north of Kasama in Zambia's Northern Province. There are around 15 people, in a village of thousands, who receive a wage (these are the teachers and the health centre workers) while the rest are subsistence farmers earning less than £100 a year from the sale of their surplus.
Education is just about the only way that children from rural areas can break out of the poverty trap and often they go onto become teachers, nurses and technicians who help improve the social capital of the country. Please support these children to be able to get on in life.
More about the Project
It costs about £420 to send a child to High School for a year and about £1000 to send a child to a nursing college for a year. Your donation will have a huge impact on these children's lives.
We have teamed up with a fantastic UK charity called FPZ to support this village. In turn FPZ have teamed up with a US based charity ZSF who are already operating in the local town of Kasama and who have already managed to sponsor around 200 children through their educational journey.
Kate and Mick have met the ZSF Board of Directors in Kasama and we are delighted that they will help us to deliver the funds to the children on the ground. You can find more details of the charities here:
As of Feb 2020 we have 20 children who have been involved in the project:
2 Training as Doctors at Lusaka Medical School
6 At secondary school
4 Waiting for places at Nursing College
1 Waiting for re-sits
4 At nursing college
3 students will graduate this summer - one will qualify as a teacher and two will qualify as male nurses.
These students are almost certainly guaranteed a job at the end of their studies. This will be life changing for them and their families.
Your donations have made this possible and we wish the students every success.