The orphanage remains closed whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in force in Zambia. Since ZOA and SOA cannot raise funds during their own school closures, an emergency budget for 2021 has been prepared where the local sustainability projects (SOCH Inn and Hammer Mill) will need to increase their contribution to a figure of 37% of the running costs of SOCH. At this point in time, SOCH appears financially viable for 2021, but if fund-raising efforts remain thwarted by the virus, the pressure will be on!
SOA is seeking donations to cover some of the 2021 college tuition fees (from January to December) for the 5 orphans in Zambian university/colleges. These include 3 girls who will be in their final year (2 in Nursing and 1 in Teaching), 2 boys (1 in Nursing to finish in 2022, 1 in Computer Science to finish in 2024). The cost of tuition and accommodation fees per student is about £50 per month. If YOU can help even with a small regular monthly donation, it will be greatly appreciated by these young folk. Click here to donate through JustGiving.
Besides the present closure and financial planning for 2021, please see the latest newsletter: March Newsletter from Orphanage