Hope and Faith is a remarkable community school of almost 700 pupils (Reception to Grade 12) based in N’gombe, a slum area of Lusaka. 40% of the pupils are orphaned or vulnerable.
In 2019 ZOA-UK is supporting:
- Pupils’ meals so they are not distracted by hunger
- Uniforms, stationery and fees for 31 orphaned or vulnerable pupils to attend Hope & Faith and other local schools
Inspiring Founder – Rosemary Mumbi
There is no state school in N’gombe. In 2004, Rosemary Mumbi, a retired government school inspector, took two homeless orphans into her home and started teaching them with books donated by neighbours.
She is an extraordinary woman, one of only 100 graduates in Zambia in 1964 at the time of independence from the UK, and a headmistress at the age of 23. Her considerable vision and passion have enabled her to grow the community school to 16 classrooms and recruit and retain 20 highly committed teachers, who receive only 1/3 of the state school salary.
Please can you make a donation? Just £23 could provide a child with nutritious school dinners for a full academic year.