Please help School Club Zambia, an independent and self-sufficient organisation (a non government organisation) continue to provide a meaningful and relevant education to the many poor children in need in Zambia, Africa! http://www.schoolclubzambia.com Donations can be made through Pay Pal and Credit Card through this website or through Swish if you are in Sweden, 0763266425 =)
The Story Behind School Club Zambia
The idea for helping this amazing organisation came from a family trip that Chris Bradley took during the summer of 2017 to Zambia. He was there to see his cousin, Lois Cochrane get married, Lois also happens to be a leading member of the organisation. Chris had the opportunity to visit Kariba South Primary, a school that the organisation has been working with closely over the past 5 years and what he saw there opened his eyes to the struggles and challenges they face just to get a basic education.
The primary aim of The School Club Zambia is to partner with willing schools in the local area and provide them with sustainable initiatives to generate funds for themselves which allow students to attend these schools with little or no financial help from their often hard pushed parents. It is all very well a charity donating money to school in need, but without the knowledge and expertise on how to use and invest this money it is often wasted and once dried up, not to be replaced.
Instead The School Club Zambia has schemes such as "The Happy Layers Club" where the school is provided with the money to buy chickens. The pupils then take ownership over looking after and raising them, selling their eggs for money in the local community which can then be reinvested in the school.
"Gardening Club" was also a project set up at Kariba South where money provided by The School Club Zambia was put towards the hiring of a professional gardener who taught teachers and students how to manage a plot of land allowing students to grow their own fruit and vegetables, again sold locally by the school to generate funds.
These brilliant initiatives not only provide a sustainable source of revenue for the schools involved but also provide the pupils with an added sense of purpose, belonging and responsibility that comes with managing a project such as these, giving them skills they can continue with in later life.
Our Fundraiser Campagin
To help spread a greater awareness for School Club Zambia and to reach our ambitious goal, myself and Alastair along with Alison Pte and Robin Slater, who will be our line of support, will be running the full Stockholm Marathon (42 km) on June 2nd, 2018 in an inflatable canoe weighing about 12 kilos.
Whether it is a small donation or simply helping us spread the awareness through the use of Social Media, every positive contribution will be such a major help and in the end make such a difference to these children's education and their future.
And lastly, here is a sneak preview and a very small taster of what running in an inflatable canoe will look like for the Stockholm Marathon.
Thank you friends, family and all supporters for believing in us and more importantly for the children and dedicated workers of School Club Zambia, Africa! Much love to you all
Charles Kruse, Alastair Wither, Kevin Hill, Chris Bradley, Alison Pate and Robin Slater