Why we need need help
Our vision is to develop the nation’s youth through education, personal empowerment and opportunity, for the glory of God.
In 1964 when Zambia was given independence after 75 years of Colonial Administration, there were “107 African University Graduates, a bare 1500 Zambians with a school certificate”(1). There was a critical shortage of educated manpower for national development. Schools were few and far between and mostly supported by the Missionary sector. There were not enough trained people to run a country let alone to teach in schools or teach teachers to teach in schools.
(1) J M Mwanakatwe: The growth of education in Zambia since independence OUP, 1974
- The closest government school is 10kms away from our village communities – a long way to walk for little legs
- Average of 60 children per teacher in rural government classes
- Standard of education is dire, teacher absenteeism is rife, children fail to learn to read or write
? There is NO High School accessible to our community
- Dire Poverty, broken families, drunkenness, HIV, hopelessness, and witchcraft is rife
- We believe that Jesus Christ is the only answer: to make Him known through Christ-Centred Education and Life skills.
Every kwacha, dollar or pound raised goes directly to sponsoring the children, supporting the teacher’s salaries or for the school’s running costs and infrastructure development.
There are no administration charges or hidden costs.
We need funding for the following:
TEACHERS SALARY SUPPORT
STATIONARY & TEXT BOOKS
DONATIONS TOWARDS INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS:
COMPUTER & SCIENCE LAB
14 years ago I was in Zambia and decided to form a UK charity supporting education for orphans and vulnerable children. Our first school was Good Samaritan Ministries in Lusaka. 10 years on, after the opening ceremony of our New build school near Chipata my partner and I stayed at Nsobe Game Camp. We met with Fiona who invited us to see the small school and we had a fantastic experience. The children were clearly more motivated than we had seen anywhere!
Our registered charity,Teacher Aid ( Teacheraid.org.uk) now supports Nsobe Trust and this is why…
Poor children can be given an education up to secondary level but most of them cannot afford to go on further and are likely to end up back in the their villages. The Nsobe Trust children are likely to go on to Tertiary level, maybe eventually becoming Managers, hence creating jobs and stimulating the Zambian Economy.
There is no corruption due to Fiona being at the helm and we know every cent we raise goes towards improving the schoolMaggie Beecher – Cardiff