Zambia Orphans Aid UK

Education Support for Zambia's orphans

ZOA-UK supports c. 2,000 orphans and vulnerable children at 8 different projects and schools across Zambia. These projects have all been set up by local people to address the situation within their own communities and are in need of modest financial support to educate and feed their orphans

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1145721)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£20,000

Donations

2

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

There are over 1.4million orphans in Zambia, of which half are attributable to HIV/AIDS. Many live in child- or granny-headed households with insufficient means to fund the school uniforms, books and stationery necessary to attend even primary school. Without help, many of these children are in danger of missing out on an education altogether and falling prey to the dangers of child labour, sexual exploitation and crime.

Solution

ZOA-UK works via our sister charity ZOA-Zambia (ZOA-Z) to fund small, grassroots community groups in areas where larger charities don't operate. Their leaders work on a largely voluntary basis and are just in need of modest financial support to fund school fees, books, uniforms and meals. We also help develop the infrastructure of three well-run community schools that receive no government funds and have high numbers of orphan and vulnerable students.

  • 'They (Trustees) were all hugely proud of all you and the partner on the ground have achieved for those children with such a small amount of money.'

    — Lisa Mills, Marple Charitable Trust

  • 'They (Trustees) were all hugely proud of all you and the partner on the ground have achieved for those children with such a small amount of money.'

    — Lisa Mills, Marple Charitable Trust