Project information

Multi-purpose Community Center

To develop a multi-purpose center in a Zambian rural area to provide facilities to support our community development initiatives such as a pre-school, adult literacy, orphan feeding program, skills training, business development, and HIV/AIDS awareness projects.

24 months

Charity information: The Simon Poultney Foundation

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  • Need


    The lack of facilities to : run a pre-school for vulnerable children; conduct adult literacy classes; carry out practical skills training; prepare food for orphans feeding program; conduct training sessions in business development and conduct HIV/AIDS awareness programs


    By providing the necessary facilities to be able to carry out the above activities

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Develop a multi-purpose community center


    » - Construct a building that can be used as a pre-school, a meeting area for seminars and presentations, and a place to feed orphans
    » - Construct a second building to be used for skills training - carpentry, sewing, art and crafts, bicycle repair
    » - Construct a third building to be used for a corn grinding mill and an agriculture supplies shop

    What success will look like

    Success will be constructing the necessary infrastructure to provide facilities to carry out the community development programs listed

  • Impact


    Long term changes will be improved education, skills, business acumen and health to a target of 200 children and 300 adults in the community. The success of these will be demonstrated by improved literacy for children and adults, increase in economic activity and related income, improved health and well-being for orphans, and reduced incidents of HIV/AIDS


    The only risk that can effect this project is not obtaining the necessary funding for the development of the center. However since there are three distinct buildings required each one can be constructed as the required funds are gathered.


    Funders of this project will receive a quarterly email report, including photogrpahs, on the project detailing the ongoing and upcoming progress, and any changes that may have been made to the project plans. Updates will also be posted to our web site and Facebook page

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £35,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Multi-purpose building Contruction of building for use as a pre-school and meeting area
      £2,500 Furniture & fittings Furniture and fittings for the multi-purpose building
      £10,000 Skills training Construction of a building to be used for skills training
      £5,000 Business development Construction of a building to house corn grinding machine and agriculture supply shop
      £7,500 Utilities Drill a well for water with related pump and storage tank; connect to electricity supply
  • Background


    The project is situated in Kakulu, a small rural community in Central Zambia located 200 km north of the capital city, Lusaka, and between the towns of Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi.


    The population of the community is about 4,000 people. With hardly any formal employment in the area most people survive on subsistence farming to provide themselves with food and a little extra to sell, and some small business activities to earn money. Thus the average family budget is about 50p per day. People in the community will benefit from our project by obtaining education, literacy and skills to improve economic activity and thus generate more income for themselves.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a team that has been working in the Zambian community for the past 5 years with a track record of successful construction projects and implementation of community development programs. Several of the programs targeted in this project are already under way but in existing facilities that are inadequate.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Gordon Poultney

    Gordon is an Executive Director of the charity and manages the day to day operations of the community development project in Zambia

    Tobias Mazaramu

    Tobias is the operations supervisor for the community development project in Zambia with specialty in construction

    Justin Kalunga

    Justin is the program supervisor for the community development project in Zambia