Changing the future for children

Desks for Twavwane Appeal

Squashed together in classes of more than 75, sitting at broken desks or on the floor, makes it difficult for pupils to concentrate, write and learn at Twavwane school. We want to improve the quality of education for these pupils and help them change their future.

We’re urgently raising funds for 86 new desks and benches as well as six new teachers’ desks and six blackboards. The new desks and benches, chairs and blackboards will furnish two new classrooms that we’re building as well as replacing desks that are broken and beyond repair.

We need to raise £9000 to provide high quality, long lasting desks made by local craftspeople.

£95 can provide one desk with integrated bench for two pupils.

£45 can provide one blackboard.


Right now 1.2 million orphans and vulnerable children are living in Zambia and don’t have the support or family structure they need to thrive. Many live in granny or child headed households, scraping by on less than £1.50 a day. Without access to school they face a lifetime of poverty.

We provide uniforms, books and tuition fees, fund nutritious school meals, help school leavers gain vocational qualifications, give mental health support to those that need it and provide girls with reusable sanitary pads to keep them in the classroom.

You can help us do whatever it takes to give orphans and vulnerable children the chance to go to school and reach their potential.

Our Work

We work with grassroots partners to educate the most vulnerable children in Zambia. Our approach is inclusive and holistic, providing good nutrition as well as social support to deliver the best results.


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Education changes lives

If all adults completed secondary school world poverty would be halved but in Zambia only 1 in 4 children complete secondary school leaving them trapped in a cycle of poverty. Help us give pupils like Exillia the chance to change their future.

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For every £1 you donate we spend:

81.5p on programme activity

12.4p on fundraising

6.1p on support costs

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Help change a child's future

Your help can support children through primary and
secondary school, provide nutritious school meals so pupils
aren’t learning on an empty stomach and support those that can
through tertiary vocational training. We provide a holistic
approach so also provide mental health support and other inputs
where needed.

Thank you! Your support makes a big difference.

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