Until recently Lubushi village had a community primary school, but no secondary school. Today ZOA supports Lubushi’s most disadvantaged orphans and other vulnerable children to attend a new secondary school, Lubushi Day Secondary.
Lubushi is in Northern province far away from capital Lusaka and the industrial Copperbelt. Despite a newish tarmac road it remains very isolated, especially in rainy season. 90% of the 10,000 inhabitants are peasant farmers, living below the international poverty line.
In 2018, we are fundraising to support nine children in upper secondary and 17 older orphans through tertiary education.
We have supported Robby Chaongopa (right above) ever since 2008. Robby has now graduated with a BSc in Maths Education from Copperbelt University. Zambia has a desperate shortage of maths and science teachers and we are delighted we could play a part in his success.
Susan Kasuba (below right) has been sponsored by ZOA-UK since 2011. She has just completed her final year of teacher training at Northern College in Kasama. She is the oldest of eight children and is looking forward to working so she can better support them. She told us that she wants to be a teacher to ‘put Lubushi on a high’.