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Project information

The Butterfly Tree's HIV/AIDS awareness

The Butterfly Tree's aim is to supply schools throughout Zambia with footballs, net balls and basketball to promote HIV/AIDS awareness. Each ball will be made from durable material complete with an HIV/AIDS logo. Through sport we can help to curb the pandemic.

January 2012 - December 2013

Charity information: The Butterfly Tree

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  • Need


    The project is trying to make more young people aware of the dangers of HIV/AIDS through sport. In Zambia one is six adults are HIV positive and the longevity is 36 years.There are 710,000 orphans.
    Sport is a socialble pastime and can be used to influence school children.


    The project will give more schools the opportunity to play ball games. The charity will work with the pupils, making them aware of the dangers of HIV/AIDS, encourage them to come forward for voluntary testing of HIV, help them to remove the stigma and offer support for those who are HIV positive.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To reduce the HIV/AIDS statistics in schools


    » To provide education and sporting facilities to remote schools in Zambia while promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention

    What success will look like

    Success will be demonstrated by proving sports facilities and being aboe to show a decline in new cases of HIV

  • Impact


    The project will reduce the number of new cases of HIV through education, awareness and sport. Sport is a postive way of bringing people together and creating challenges in order to make the change. Sporting facilites will give these rural children activities to occupy their free time. The HIV prevention workshops will have a lasting impact and enable these children to lead a life free of HIV/AIDS.We will monitor the progress and record the results of voluntary testing over the next two years.


    There should be very few risks. The voluntary testing will be undertaken by qualified medical staff and the results of individuals will be confidential.


    Through newsletters, images and reports, giving regular feedback on the challenges and achievements. To save incurring any costs most of our reporting is done electronically, though hard copies can be produced on request. We pride ourselves in having a good relationship with our donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 HIV/AIDS workshops Holding workshops in 10 schools
      £2,000 Equipment footballs, net balls, basketballs, nets
      £6,000 Sports fields 3 sports fields for 3 seperate schools
  • Background


    The schools we will support are in remote areas in the Kazungula District, which is in Southern Province of Zambia. The closest town is Livingstone, the tourist centre of Zambia and close to the Victoria Falls. Many of these schools are accessible only by track and become inaccessible during the rainy season. Children walk up to ten miles a day to be educated. Only one village has electricity and the main source of income is curio making for the tourist industry and farming.


    School children in the remote villages of the Mukuni and Musakotwane Chiefdoms. The population in the Mukuni Chiefdom is 20,000 in over 100 villages. Many of the villages are on high, sandy atoll making agriculture difficult. Mukuni Village is the closest village to the Victoria Falls and relies on selling wood carvings for its main source of income. Musokotwane Chiefdom has over 400 villages and is in a more fertile area, the communities rely on farming for their main source of income.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Over six years experience of working with HIV/AIDS projects. One member is Chairman of the HIV/AIDS board for the Southern Province of Zambia. Experienced team of medical staff available to run workshops. All are volunteers, enabling maximum use of donor funds to go directly into the project. We have had a considerable amount of success with our work in these remote villages and have a sound record of transparency and for getting things done quickly once funding is in place.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mupotola Siloka

    Secretary to The Butterfly Tree, Zambia who will initiate and monitor the project. He is highly experienced and has a wealth of knowledge of the area.

    Martin Mushabati

    Martin is ground operation manager to The Butterfly Tree, a local councillor and lives in the Mukuni Village. He runs the Mukuni football team.