Independence Day Appeal
To mark Zambia’s Independence Day on 24 October we are launching an appeal to raise funds for our vital work feeding orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia. Many disadvantaged children in schools in Zambia struggle to focus in class, simply because they are hungry. Providing a nutritious daily meal helps to improve their concentration, school attendance and attainment.
We must raise funds for simple ingredients such as mealie meal, chicken, beef, beans and vegetables, that the staff and volunteers working for our grassroots’ partners can transform into nutritious meals – that children rely on. It costs us just £1.92 a month or £23 a year to feed a child. Please help by donating here. Thank you.
Our appeal on BBC Radio 4
Journalist and broadcaster, John Sergeant, presented our appeal on BBC Radio 4, featuring Susan Nawila, pictured. After finding twin babies abandoned near her home, Susan founded a community club that now cares for over 100 children, helping them access education and improve their chances of living independent lives. You can still donate to ZOA by using the DONATE button above or calling +44 (0) 1223 890162. All donations will help community groups, like Susan’s club, educate and care for orphaned and vulnerable children.
Meet Grace Chisomo
Grace is being supported to complete her nursing and midwifery course this year. Zambia has a desperate need for qualified health professionals so when we discovered that Grace was at risk of dropping out of her course after her family suffered a tragedy that left them unable to afford her fees, we stepped in to help. Grace is now looking forward to completing her course and welcoming many more children into the world.
Working hard to complete their education – Twavwane’s kids