Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages

by The Butterfly Tree
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Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages
Orphan Education Support - Zambian Villages

Project Report | Jul 15, 2024
ADVANCED EDUCATION AND CAREERS FOR ORPHANS

By Jane Kaye-Bailey | Founder

Science lab - Musokotwane secondary school
Science lab - Musokotwane secondary school

Children do not ask to be born nor do they choose where they are born. If you are born in a poor community, where you live in a mud and pole construction and you lose your parents at a young age, it seems there is no hope for a better future.

Since 2006 The Butterfly Tree has provided sponsorship for orphans and vulnerable children living in extreme poverty, in the Kazungula District of Zambia. Many live with elderly parents or guardians who have little source of income. Despite the Ministry of Education abolishing school fees in 2022, money still needs to be found to pay for uniforms, shoes, books, school bag and sports kits. 

Our aim is to provide this extra support and to advance the education facilities in rural areas. We recently added another 1x3 classroom block to Musokotwane Secondary school. Other structures that we previously built include a science lab, a1x3, two teacher's houses, a solar-powered water system, toilets, and two boarding houses.

This month an additional 1x3 classroom block will be completed at Riverview Secondary school. The Butterfly Tree has previously built a 1x4, a 1x3, a 1x2 and a single classroom block as well as two boarding houses, toilets and water system. The school now has over 1,700 pupils who are highly motivated.

A new secondary school is currently under construction at Nguba, a remote village in Nyawa. The government recently announced that primary and secondary schools should be separated. We are also building a school for children in Bbombe Lyangoma, their current structure, built by the community, is totally inadequate.

If pupils can make it to grade 12 and gain their certificate, they have a far better chance of gaining employment or seeking further education. in 2023 five pupils, sponsored by the charity, applied to go into the army and have recently completed their training this month. All have graduated and offered permanent posts. A sixth person promoted to Second Lieutenant will graduate in September.

We are also supporting three special education units at Mukuni, Katapazi and Simango where children with varying challenges can receive a sound education. This month is Disability Pride Month, and we shall be donating creative and educational materials to all three schools to improve their learning environment.

Sadly, Zambia is suffering from a severe drought caused by El Nino and climate change. Hunger is widespread, especially in the villages, and could lead to famine. We are appealing for donations to distribute bags of ground maize to those most in need. This week all orphans and vulnerable children on our programme will each receive a 25kg bag of ground maize.

If you would like to donate a 25kg bag of maize the cost is just $12 or £10 and will feed a family for a month.

Sponsored orphans - Riverview secondary school
Sponsored orphans - Riverview secondary school
Community Built School - Bbombe Lyangoma
Community Built School - Bbombe Lyangoma
Distribution of ground maize to orphans
Distribution of ground maize to orphans

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Location: Banstead, Surrey - United Kingdom
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