Changing the future for children

ZOA’s BIG GIVE Christmas Challenge now live!

This Christmas we’re once again part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge match funding appeal. This means if you donate to ZOA during this week your donation is doubled! That’s twice the impact for orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia at no extra cost to you!

ZOA’s Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 starts at 12pm Tuesday 30th November 2021.

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.


Your donations give
children in Zambia the chance to
change their futures. Have a look at some of the many ways to work with us and join our band of amazing supporters.


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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.

our expenditure in a pie chart

For every £1 you donate we spend:

81.5p on programme activity

14.0p on fundraising

4.5p 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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