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2018 Year End Report
This past year ZSF had the best year yet!
Because of you we helped: 228 high school students, 115 college students, 55 micro-fund fund recipients, 53 elementary school teachers, purchased: 30 bicycles, a 2nd meal at the Kasama Orphanage, filled the handicapped school’s cafeteria with benches, installed 5 solar panels for light & communication in bush schools, Built 4 bush high schools!
To see current pictures & video’s of students, schools, trips, old & new projects, visit our website.
In 2019 we plan on installing a solar panel at each of our elementary schools located in the bush . . .
But that’s not all . . .
We have 3 big projects underway. One is ‘A Light In the Darkness’. If we bring light to teachers, they can prepare lessons at night & charge phones so they can reach the outside world. Thus they like to stay in the bush to teach the written English language, and light is given both literally and figuratively.
Next is our new Orphanage/school. In a country where giving birth is still a life or death situation, there are many orphans, children who have no one to help them attend school. We would like to build a safe orphanage where babies and children can live and be cared for at night, and attend school every day.
Lastly is the making of our new documentary. We are sending a professional crew out to film a day in the life of some of our most remote school teachers, and follow students that live in a village but walk to school carrying their weekly food on their back and on Friday go back home to gather more food for the coming week. We love the idea of sharing a day in the life of teachers and students!
But it will require professional camera equipment, batteries, chargers, and much, much, filming & editing time.
How will we do it all?
A Twenty Year Celebration!!
Yes, we have been helping schools, students, teachers, children, communities, thousands of Zambians over the past twenty years.
2019 Marks our twentieth year.
And we need your help to make it special. We want to invite everyone who has ever helped over the years. We want to recharge our batteries and mingle & meet with new people while sharing with others the difference they can make, by giving very little.
Can we count on you?
Saturday November 16th 5:30 PM (Little America, Salt lake City, Utah.) Highlights of the evening include dinner, a sneak preview of the documentary, special musical number, Zambian nativity scenes. Bring your spouse, your family members, and your friends.
The cost is 100 dollars per ticket. (Most of this will go towards our new projects)
If you wish to purchase a ticket or send a donation by mail to:
Zambia’s Scholarship Fund
PO Box 515
Brigham City Utah 84302
Or you can purchase tickets on our website with a credit card at: www.zambiascholarshipfund.org
It will take a lot of help to make this night special.
We definitely need volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer call or email
435-279-8900 firstname.lastname@example.org Or Barbara at
Thank you for a fantastic year. Let’s keep the momentum up in 2019!!
May 5-21 2018: BYU School Solar System Project & Return to Mungwi Tech
Trip Notes, Links, and Details:
Check out some new items we are working on:
We visited the Chilishe Special Need’s School where ZSF just paid for much needed new lunch benches! No longer do students have to eat standing up!!
Secondary Day School (Bush Highschool) ZSF funded Construction
Chishimba Secondary Day School
See on Map: https://goo.gl/maps/cgr8X8DBNF42 (construction complete)
Two secondary teachers Derek and Jacob greeted us with some of the biggest smiles I’ve ever seen. They eagerly showed us the 1×4 classroom structure ZSF paid for complete with Chalkboards, new desks being delivered, and books purchased. See a short video of the school at https://youtu.be/PLpd1g_jZpY and other ZSF video’s by following your youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC7pcfxcTmSXNBP08PqzcjQ
Milingu Secondary Day School
See on Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZKg9FqY7WBL2 (site – construction almost to roof)
Milingu’s head mistress, a smiling kind teacher, and beaming local elder head of the PTA kindly walked us around the bustling construction site where over 5 men and older boys were busy moving cement, stacking cinder blocks, and creating structural supports. About 2 hours every day primary kids meet outside in rain or shine while secondary students finish up their am classes. Students and staff are ecstatic as the construction complete’s in the next months for the first ever secondary class buildings at the new only 1 year in session sharing buildings Milingu Secondary Day School! See also in photo’s the original Milingu school from the 50’s!
Mulobola Secondary Day School
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xjur2SFPoQ72 (site only)
Friday 11 May after bureaucratic run arounds to get last minute letter describing our project printed on official letterhead to the head of Northern Province School’s, we trudged ~3+ hours along what I thought would be the roughest road we’d take our trip… little did I know future drives would be following foot path’s on no road, at-least we had one here. The Mulobola Head Mistress described the situation splitting up school days and sharing facilities with primary and secondary students. This is the most remote secondary day school we are currently working with, building it’s first 1×3 building and providing scholarships. See pictures to view the plot of land that construction is just starting on now that roads are accessible since the late rainy seasons end, local and skilled workers from town are being hired by the Head Mistress and local Catholic Church leadership with our staff’s help. Good news, now many of our secondary students who walk over 40 km (25 miles) beginning and end of each week from our neighbouring Mbusa primary school can bring a rechargeable battery powered lantern with them to study with! They charge it over the weekend at our newly installed Mbusa primary school and light lasts 200 hours on one charge!
School Solar and Cell Amplifier Project
Mbusa, Kasama District, Saviour Mwape
One of the furthest distant primary schools in Kasama District at 113 Km from town and the majority of 1 day to get to, mainly vehicle accessible in dry season due to road passing through swamp land. Saviour the teacher there is a ZSF success story, losing both mother and father at a young age, he was put on ZSF Mungwi Technical School for Boys scholarship after having top primary scores, and being present for 2 weeks where he was allowed to attend classes but wasn’t given food or lodging until he was fortunate to be awarded a ZSF scholarship. He then achieved a ZSF sponsored college diploma in Primary education, and now teaches over 150 children and is working on a distance college degree program, while also being a pastor for the local village congregation. He says he couldn’t be happier for being more blessed in life.
Chisali, Mungwi District, Andrew Changala
Chisali Primary lies within easy reach of the paved road and has received a little more care than most schools over the past decades, although this is saying little. It’s structures are termite eaten and care was taken not to break beams while mounting panel on the roof. There was an old HF radio and 50 Watt panel that hadn’t been broke for over 7 years, so we helped the locals add our 150 watt panel in parallel and hooked up our 150 amp hour battery.
Chikulu, Mungwi, Christopher Mumba – cell amplifier
I won’t even begin here to explain the situation at Chikulu – browse through my journal
as this was the focal point of the trip, moments I’ll never forget.
Chanda Mali, Mungwi, Patricia Mwaka – cell amplifier
Chilombwa, Mungwi, Noreen Mukutu – cell amplifier
Sera Chansa Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/wbIgrVtuBkEcCNT32
Going to Zambia with Peggy, Karen and Yuliya was one of the funnest and inspiring trips I have ever taken. There was an emotional experience at each school we visited. I have to tell you about Clement Mwenya, pictured here with me. When we visited the last school, Kasama Boys School, on our last day, the principal told us about a boy that had come to him for help. He tested him and he tested the second highest score in the school. Because he was intelligent and wanted an education so bad, they let him start his 10th grade, working odd jobs around the campus for his fees. Like every other school principal we had met, Peggy told him we could not add any new students to the program, we already had 23 at this boy’s school and 5 on a waiting list.
I Iooked at Peggy and said; “it’s only $25.00 a month, right?” She said yes and I blurted out, “I’ll sponsor him!” When I met Clement, I asked him to write me a letter about his life so I could know more about him. He wrote for about 45 minutes and told me how his dad had died and his mom was suffering with cancer.
He knew he was intelligent because he always tested in the top 3 of the school he attended. He wanted an education so bad. He wants to be a doctor. I’m so proud to be able to sponsor him till he graduates from high school. When it’s time for him to attend college, I will be there to support him then too.
Maybe it was “Divine Intervention” that I was there when he needed me.
When I think about the $63.00 I spent taking two grandkids to see Beauty and the Beast in a Las Vegas Theater, I can’t help but think about those kids in Zambia that only need $25.00 a month to attend school. I feel blessed to be able to share my good fortune with them.
Posted by Sandy Jensen
I'm back from my trip to Zambia, Africa. The need there is so great. Besides trying to educate the youth past 7th grade and keep 13 year old girls from getting married and having babies, we found a great need in an orphanage in Kasama, Zambia. We decided we needed to do something to help the children. Therefore I set up an emergency GoFundMe campaign to raise the funds to feed the orphanage kids a second meal each day.
I'd love it if you took a moment to check out my GoFundMe campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/
25x6u69w?pc=em_db_co2876_v1& rcid= af6e79b9de2a49639e3c8695e52a04 06 Your support would mean a lot to me. Thank you so much!
Sandy Jensen Call me with any questions! 801-814-3456
Meet our micro-fund recipients
Vice president Jim Boud and his wife Linda went to Zambia in March 2016. As soon as they stepped off the plane, they met our 55 micro-fund recipients. Old, young, men, women, able-bodied and handicapped alike, each approached Jim. With tears in their eyes, they thanked him for giving them so much. It didn’t matter if it was a simple sewing machine or tools to cut hair, each person was thankful to the point of tears. Jim said it was the most tender thing he had ever witnessed and begged us to keep it going. Thanks to the support of many of you, we are happy to report we started our phase two micro fund program in January 2017 and gave more applicants a chance to create a job for themselves.
Building a place to hold our meetings
We are making two dreams come true. ZSF is funding the construction of a building that will fulfil two needs. On Sunday it will make Pastor Francis and his congregation happy as it serves as a beautiful church. During the week, it will make our micro-fund recipients happy as a place to hold their much needed brainstorming meetings.
The Zambia Night Celebration
If you missed the Zambia Night Celebration, you missed a great night of recharging your batteries.
The meeting was held at the lovely new Kaysville library. We had about sixty people in attendance. The highlights of that evening included reading thank you letters from our students in Zambia, and a presentation from Halee Roth showing us how to find the pictures and names of of ZSF recipients.
How many students did we help in 2016?
In 2016, ZSF funded 46 elementary school teachers, 93 college students, 172 high school students, and 55 micro-fund recipients. We are very happy with these numbers, but it is a bit overwhelming to maintain their support. We need your help now more than ever to keep all these kids and teachers in school!
Our thanks to the many giving foundations
Please be aware that while most of our donations come from individual persons, much of it comes from foundations set up to help good causes. We would like to thank the foundations who gave to this great cause this year and invite others to get involved. Even if you can’t give money personally, you may be able to give your time looking up these grant-giving foundations. We need more exposure for our cause. Grant writing is easy and fun. You submit an application in behalf of ZSF, wait, then have a feeling of accomplishment when you find one that wants to help! We have been doing this for 17 years. With a simple phone call, you can be ready to approach your first foundation. Please call or email Peggy if you are interested 435-279-8900 or email@example.com
Please note: If you wish to send a package to your school (nice pens, nice calendars, sewing kits, solar powered flash lights, hair bows, baseball caps, etc.), please send enough for all of the students on our program at your school. Send your packages to our two employees in Zambia and they will see that the items get to your school:
Tobias Mangani and Kelvin Chundu
Zambia’s Scholarship fund
PO Box 410212
Kasama, Northern Province
Thank you for a fantastic year. Let’s keep up the momentum in 2017!