Almost 300 people “signed” our Great Big Christmas Card and helped us win the Globalgiving UK fundraising competition our campaign was competing in. The race was on right up until 22nd December to get as many names and donations as we could, to help train the untrained volunteer teachers in eight Zambian community schools. This January, our Schools of Good Hope Co-ordinator, Vincent Heselwood, took our great big Christmas Card with our long list of supporters to each of the community Schools. He asked the communities what they thought about the fact that so many people from around the world, knew about them and had personally put their hands in their pockets to see the lives of 23 teachers and over 1000 of Zambia’s poorest school children transformed.
When we hear that people in England and Asia and all of the countries have tried by all means to help us it takes away our words, except that we thank you.”
Community member at Cecilia’s School of Good Hope
“Even as you leave today I don’t think you truly appreciate what you have done for these schools. You have given us confidence and we believe that we can improve, because people believe in us”.
Headteacher, Matimba community School