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George's Marvellous Motorbike

gmmbGeorge Malambo has been one of the most inspirational Zambian Peer Educators of our story. Using the training he was given in 2001, he started a garden, growing a huge diversity of plants and trees for use as medicine and food. Before long he had enlisted the help of his entire community, and in so doing, turned their fortunes around! They started working together to tend the garden, rear livestock, and make medicinal and food products, which they could sell to bring in an income. 

Inspired by George’s entrepreneurship, in 2012, The Frontiers Foundation worked with us on our Water for Life Project to dig a borehole for George’s community, NGwezi B, so they could irrigate their garden all year round. To this day, George has worked hard to do what he can to help the poorest and sickest in his community and further afield, as well as inspiring all of our UK volunteers.  So as our parting gesture, PEPAIDS wanted to reward him for 16 years of amazing service. Our final gift to our friends in Zambia will be to buy George a motorbike, to help him get to market from his remote village location, so that he can sell more of his products and continue to invest in the future of his community! How’s that for a grand finale?!!

 

Schools of Good Hope

In Zambia, schools are obliged to provide adequate teaching facilities and accommodation in order for the Government to send and pay trained teachers. The last year has been spent building for the future at two of our Community Schools. Thanks to the amazing generosity of their UK partner schools, Davyhulme Primary (Matimbia) and Loxford School of Science and Technology (Kafwefwe), we have been busy finishing two of our ongoing building projects.

At Matimbia Community School, we are now putting the finishing touches to the second of two teachers’ houses. By building proper houses at Matimbia Community School we have massively improved the school’s ability to retain trained teachers, ensuring that the children at Matimbia get the best quality of education available.

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One of the Teacher's houses at Matimbia

At Kafwefwe Community School the new classroom block means that the school can cater for more children more often. Restricted teaching space means that different age groups can only attend lessons for half a day. Finishing the “Loxford Building” increases the space available for teaching and increases the quality of that teaching, as the walls are made suitable for displaying materials that help children learn. We are delighted to have been able to play a part in making these long-term improvements, which simply wouldn’t have been possible without outside help!

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Moving into the "Loxford Building" 


 

The Growing Futures Project

In 2016 we finished our Growing Futures Project in which we ran 14 educational camps for orphans and the most vulnerable children in our communities. We estimate that this will have impacted over 2700 people in Zambia and dozens of UK volunteers who came out to help us on our camps!

dscf8562-00116 year old Vernon is a single orphan, who went to live with his grandmother after his mother re-married and her new husband refused to take on her children. Before going on one of our camps, Vernon sold charcoal to try and make a living. At the camp he learnt about diversification and since has started rearing livestock and chickens. He hopes to generate enough income to see him through his education.



img_0718-001Two months after attending one of our camps, 14 year old Charity told us this: “I never knew about gender roles and I used to refuse to herd animals because I thought it was a boy’s responsibility. Now I help my parents with the herding of animals and give ideas about how we can generate more income as a family.





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Massive thanks to Ed Stacey, our UK volunteer Project Manager, who spearheaded the project and spent 10 months in Zambia getting it up and running! He did such a good job, he inspired some of the UK team to swap our creature comforts for roll-mats under the stars and a hole in the ground for a toilet!

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A House on the Horizon!

Putting the finishing touches to a house for a teacher that will brighten the future for Matimbia community…

Our aim at PEPAIDS is to empower communities to be able to improve their own futures, in a sustainable and lasting way. Since 2010 Matimbia Community School has been partnered with Davyhulme Primary School in Manchester, UK. Over the years Davyhulme pupils have done some amazing fundraising to help improve the quality of education for the pupils at Matimbia. The most valuable resource a school can have is teachers. In Zambia the Government will only send qualified teachers to a school if the community can provide somewhere for the teacher to live. We are delighted to announce that Davyhulme’s fundraising and some donations from our supporters mean that we are about to finish the second of two houses, that will enable Matimbia Community School keep the teachers that the Government have provided, long term.

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Puddings 4 PEPAIDS

Don't miss out on this fantastic evening to raise money for our next camp for orphans and vulnerable children!

Our Great Gatsby themed evening will feature a Live Swing Band, Pudding Banquet, Pick 'n' Mix Market, Easter Egg Hamper Extravaganza, Tea Bar, Art Gallery, Photo Booth and all sorts of Fun and Games!

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Click here to pay for your tickets online via JustGiving (please leave a message about how many tickets you're buying) or you can JustText (please gift aid, or your donation will be anonymous!):

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Tickets are also available at

The LifeCentre, 235 Washway Road, Sale, M33 4BP.

 
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George's Marvellous Motorbike!

George Malambo has been one of the most inspirational Zambian Peer Educators of our story. To this day, George has worked hard to do what he can to help the poorest and sickest in his community and further afield, as well as inspiring all of our UK volunteers. So as our parting gesture, PEPAIDS wanted to reward him for 16 years of amazing service.

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