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Project information

Kabwe Futures Community School

CONTESA has funded the construction of several brick built school blocks for orphans/children in Kabwe, some 90 miles north of the Zambian capital Lusaka. CONTESA is seeking donors and grants to expand and fund the operational costs of the school. Classes now include Grades 8 - 10.

The educational programmes are ongoing with an ever expanding pupil total

Charity information: CONTESA

  • Need


    The feeding & complementary educational programmes are geared to help mitigate the huge problems that orpahns and disavantaged children face as they have no food and cannot afford to attend school.


    Provide orphans & disadvantaged children with basic education in a very poor and deprived area. The educational programme has been built on the back of the successful feeding programme, please see the CONTESA website www.contesacharity.co.uk). The John Stanbury school block has been completed as has the new science block, CONTESA now needs assistance with teachers allowances, books, educational equipment & consumables.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Bring into the educational system orphans and disadvantaged children who would otherwise be excluded


    » Support the ongoing educational programmes & activities of the Futures School (last year the school achieved 100% Grade VII passes).

    What success will look like

    Success will be the numbers of children successfully completeing their primary and secondary education.

  • Impact


    Will increase the number of orphans & disadvantaged children in education and those successfully completing their education who in turn will be able to assist those less fortunate. This will bring hope and improved living conditions to a very deprived community.


    The risks of operating in developing countries to lack of reliable local support, sudden policy changes etc. these we are aware of and have factored into our support and local partner organisations.


    Through our newsletters, website and annual report or through specific reports for large donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £12,000 Teachers allowances Teachers for grades I to 9 + training
      £5,000 Educational consumables Books, desks etc
      £3,000 Student fees Grades 8 to 10

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Many small donors £5 Guaranteed
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    Small donors £20 Guaranteed
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    Small donors £5 Guaranteed
    Small donors £10 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The Futures School is in the town of Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia


    Apart from the orphans the whole community benefits through the feel good and hope factors with many children now wenjoying education and the growth and progress of the area and the other CONTESA programmes.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have the local partners and also relaible volunteers on the ground and we have a successful 5 year track record with this project

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Kabwe Church Family Mission

    The CONTESA programmes have been developed on their large site and with considerable partner support.