The Zambia’s Scholarship Fund began in 1999 when Peggy Rogers (founder and president) went to Zambia, to visit a friend she had met twenty years earlier in Utah. To say she was not prepared for what she saw and experienced would be an understatement. “When I returned home my mind raced with ways I could or should help. Then I remembered every Zambian mother, it was always the same, “Oh Madame you are an American can you help my children go to school?” Of course, being a mother of 5 myself, I totally understood. What future would my children have if they could not read or write?” Thus we began by helping ten students become teachers.
From there we evolved to helping in the high schools, in the elementary schools, sending books, computers, treadle sewing machines, providing jobs, building schools and rebuilding old existing schools. Needless to say, the need is great but if you look at our accomplishments and goals you will see what a difference countless sponsors, countless volunteers and countless big heart-ed people have done to chang the lives of thousands in Zambia.
You can read all about it in Peggy’s Books (Just five dollars and all the money goes into the fund)
Where the Journey began.
Read how Peggy met Tansy Mangani and how a friendship of twenty five years turned into a trip to Zambia. Take a trip to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Meet interesting people along the way and let the Zambian people touch your heart like they have touched hers.
Foreign Flowers; An African Journey; is a griping true story of how a ragtag group of volunteers took the first 40’ container of textbooks into Northern Zambia. Stay with them through their struggles and their triumphs. Find out that, believe it or not, there are still children in the world who have never held a book before. Join us on this African journey and feel the African people bloom in your heart.
Anna’s Kitchen Table is a non-fiction memoir with a twist. Although every person is real and every story is true, each chapter’s wisdom has been cleverly thought out and told (interestingly enough) by the kitchen table. Meet a different person in each chapter! Follow Anna (Peggy) as a young mother, meet Sing Run, Muganda and Jim, an old sea caption from British Columbia. Find out why Anna says the essence of who you are began at your own kitchen table. These stories were written, not to make fun of, or to criticize, but in honor of the guests at her table. Entertaining strangers is not a new idea, it has been around since the world began. Maybe the way we view it has changed, but don’t be too quick to judge. According to Hebrews 13:2, there are some advantages to the idea! "...Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels Unaware"
This is a full-length documentary about Zambia’s Scholarship Fund. This documentary shows what life is like in rural Africa, taking you into the most intimate details of life. It especially focuses on what school is like. With vivid examples, following real students we learn the real impact education is having on them. The overarching story is told through the eyes of a high school student, Jacob McLaws, (our Mulubolo school rep) attending an affluent American high school and contrasts his experience with the experience of Zambian students. The documentary is both educational and entertaining as you learn about the lives Humphrey, Memory, Chawli, and others. It is excellent for families to watch together and for classroom viewing as well.
The books and the DVD are so motivational if you send a copy to a friend they will want to help!!