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A young boy is on the edge of oblivion. His grandmother, who supports him, cannot afford to keep him in school. The fees are too high. The boy believes he has no future. He will be forced to live on the street.

 

That boy’s name was Floyd Chana. He now teaches at the very same school he was fighting to study at back in 2004. Support from Zambia Orphans Aid (ZOA) meant he could not only complete his secondary education – he went on to college and became a teacher. He works with pupils in grade six (age 10).

 

Every child deserves the chance that Floyd had. With your help, we can give it to them. Please consider donating what you can today. Through the Big Give, between 12pm on 28 Nov and 12pm on 5 Dec only, all donations will be matched up to £10,000.

 

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Big Give: the rules

Only donations made on the Big Give campaign page will be matched

 

Only donations made between 12pm on 28 Nov and 12pm on 5 Dec will be matched

 

In that time, we need to raise £10,000. Let’s go!

Young people like Floyd...

Floyd feared he had no future. “The worst could have happened. I might have ended up as a street kid.”

 

He now teaches at the very same school he was fighting to study at back in 2004. Support from Zambia Orphans Aid (ZOA) meant he could not only complete his secondary education – he went on to college and became a teacher. 

 

Young people like Jennipher...

Jennipher was so hungry she couldn’t concentrate at school. Her dream of becoming a doctor was slipping away from her. But now ZOA provides healthy, nutritious school meals to kids in her class. So she can pursue her dreams without hunger holding her back.

Young people like Frank...

Frank, in his words, had “no hope for the future”. He worried all the time. Under the stress of growing up in poverty, it’s no surprise that he needed mental health support. ZOA provided psychosocial support training to teachers at community schools, including Frank’s. As a result, through his teacher, Frank learnt coping strategies that help him with worrying thoughts. “Today he is a happier boy who is capable of handling any situation with a positive thinking capacity.” Says Frank’s teacher.

 

Young people like Nitah...

Nitah had a baby when she was just a teenager. She was still in school at the time, but not sure she’d be able to stay. Studying and affording fees was now harder than ever. And her mental health was not good. ZOA supported her: with psychosocial counselling, and by paying for her school fees. Now Nitah is still in school. She’s on track to graduate – and in the meantime, she’s living well and happily with her young child.