|Sponsorship is one of the most effective and rewarding ways to make a lasting difference to a child’s life . . . and it couldn’t be easier.|
Why your sponsorship is needed:
Education in Zambia is free to the end of grade 7, but from grade 8 schools fees are due. This is when pupils start to drop out of school as their parents or guardians simply cannot afford to send them. Not only are tuition fees needed but uniform, shoes, socks, exercise books, pens and pencils. As pupils progress through the grades they'll need maths sets and scientific calculators too and all this is beyond the financial means of most rural Zambian families who survive by subsistence farming.
Around a quarter of school children in rural Zambia are orphans and the majority are cared for by their extended families. But these relatives are often struggling to educate their own children and cannot to afford to send an extra child to school. It is these orphans, as well as the kids whose parents are too ill to work, that go without an education . . . and it these children that need your help.
What can be said of every child is that each craves an education and is acutely aware that their only chance of a future without poverty lies within the classroom. These children are desperate to learn and it’s heartbreaking to see them hanging round schools they may never have a chance to attend.
Why sponsor a child through Project Luangwa.
The children who are accepted onto our sponsorship scheme are orphans, or classed as vulnerable with parents unable to find work or grow enough crops to provide an income. Many suffer from illnesses such as HIV/Aids.
We guarantee that 100% of your sponsorship money directly benefits the child and does not disappear into the wrong pockets or is used on administration. But your support is not just about money; an sponsored child knows that someone, somewhere in the world, cares. You will receive regular reports as well as letters from your child.
When can I sponsor?
We usually start a child's sponsorship at the beginning of the school year in January or February but occasionally find children who need help at other times. Please email if there are no children listed.
Tertiary Education: We also arrange sponsorship for talented pupils to continue in tertiary education. If you would like to sponsor a gifted student please email us.
You can find out more
about sponsorship in our
sponsors' guide below