Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages

 
$31,342
$18,658
Raised
Remaining
Aug 27, 2012

Responsible Tourism Supports Orphans

Orphans at N
Orphans at N'gandu School

Every year we attract philanthropic travellers and volunteers, who want to make Mukuni Village a part of their itinerary and get involved with the charity’s work. We work closely with local hotels such as Sun International, lodges and international tour operators who direct their tourists to the village and our website. Stanley Safari Lodge and Saga Travel give the charity $5 for every one of their tourists that visits The Butterfly Tree projects. Numerous groups, business incentive trips amongst them Brady Europe and Canon Australia and frequent individuals have enjoyed this experience, donating medical and educational supplies, clothing and monetary gifts. Some have returned to their homelands and started fundraising; their donations have provided bore holes and classrooms and many have wanted to sponsor an orphan.

In addition to visitors who just want to spend a few hours in the village we have been inundated with volunteers from Europe, US, Canada and Asia, staying from a week to several months. Students, nurses, teachers and community workers have provided much needed skills to improve the health and education of these rural people. Most recently Sooji Kim helped with the orphan sponsorship program and four students from Skip Cardiff have set up a literacy project at the school to improve the reading skills. Every year Sydney University provide us with interns to work at Mukuni Health Centre while other volunteers have built community houses and restored classrooms.

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Frank Maiolo

Monument, Colorado United States

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