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A long walk to school

A long walk to school

A long walk to school

 

BY :  HESTHER EDE

hestherl@yahoo.co.uk

https://mydonate.bt.com/events/footstepsforfutures

A team from The School Club Zambia is planning an epic journey this winter. To help educate and provide positive futures for vulnerable children in Zambia, they will be undertaking a challenging walking expedition in July 2015.

Following ancient cattle driving trails, the planned route is 250km of harsh bush terrain, from the shore of Lake Kariba all the way to Livingstone and the mighty Victoria Falls. On foot by day and under canvas by night, it should take the five walkers about 14 days - all being well.

The main objective of the walk is to raise funds to start a new enterprise at Chisyabulungu Community School in Sinazongwe District, southern Zambia. The proposed carpentry workshop will generate income for the school and provide vocational education opportunities for vulnerable children, many of whom are orphans and living below the poverty line.

The fundraising target is set at US$10,500 - however all efforts are going into exceeding this target. The walk will end in August with a celebratory event at The Zambezi Waterfront.

The walk will also create wider awareness of the importance of community schools in Zambia, the challenges they face and the vital services they provide to vulnerable children. The School Club Zambia envisions a nation where every child has access to high quality, vocational and creative education, and where education leads to job security and life opportunities.


A tea

 

A team