The Wye Valley Zambia Project
We have a partnership with a High School in Zambia and through this partnership have developed links with four Basic Schools and an Orphanage. Our partnership allows for students from our school to go to Zambia to train Sports Leaders and Student Mentors who then work in the school and the local Lusaka community. To date we have trained over 500 students who then work in the local Basic schools running PE programmes and After School Clubs. We have set up a link with an orphanage in Lusaka and when we go out next year have plans to help to improve their facilities - decorating rooms, taking out furniture where they have none, building outdoor play equipment. We will also be raising funds to purchase Lifestraws to be taken out to the orphanage because they have no clean running water in the building and this will help provide clean water for them. We have also set up links with Rotary clubs in Lusaka and have initiated a Rotaract club for students who have left the High School to join and where they can develop community projects in their local area. This Libala Rotaract Club is linked to our own Rotaract club and the two groups of young people between the ages of 18 and 25 are working together to improve the life chances of these children in the orphanageWe go out to Zambia alternate years and during the other year we raise the money to bring students and teachers from the High School to the UK. This is to give them the opportunity to come to the UK, visit lots of places of interest, go into our local schools to deliver workshops to the children and they have delivered presentations to major Rotary functions. We cannot continue our programme without donations and support from the numerous friends of our programme both here and in Zambia. Making friends and changing lives through working together.