Our appeal on BBC Radio 4 has now closed

ZOA’s BBC Radio 4 Appeal has now closed. The well-loved journalist and broadcaster, John Sergeant, presented our appeal featuring Susan Nawila. After finding twin babies abandoned near her home, Susan founded a community club that now cares for over 100 vulnerable children, helping them to access education and improve their chances of earning enough to live independent lives once they finish school.

Please don’t worry if you missed the appeal, as you can still donate directly to ZOA by using the DONATE button on our website or by calling +44 (0) 1223 890162.

All donations will be used to help community groups, like Susan’s club, to educate and care for orphaned and vulnerable children like Naomi. After Naomi’s parents died she was forced to drop out of school. But thanks to ZOA Naomi is now back in the classroom and studying hard to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse.


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.


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