Zambia Orphans Of Aids UK
Zambia has approximately 1,000,000 orphans. That’s one in 12 of the population. The majority live in either child- or grandmother-headed households and struggle to meet their most basic needs. Education is prohibitive for many due to the associated costs. ZOA-UK’s mission is to enable as many orphans of AIDS as possible to realise their potential by: - assisting orphans to complete their schooling in a country where books, uniforms and fees are a major burden for families. - helping school leavers acquire skills for the world of work. - funding communities so they can generate more income through business and agricultural projects. - coping with the social consequences of HIV/AIDS by funding counselling for orphans and surviving family members, and protecting young girls from abuse and sexual exploitation. Within four years of its launch, ZOA-UK has disbursed over £200,000 to 23 different projects and currently supports over 1,800 orphans and vulnerable children across Zambia.