Relocation reaching out – Support our appeal for Zambia

With Africa at the top of the relocation agenda for many organisations, this is the ideal time to introduce an inspirational school in Zambia to the global mobility community.

Zambian nursery school children
The school would benefit hugely from your charitable support. Whether you are able to provide textbooks or transport or do a little fundraising in the office, there are plenty of ways of getting involved.The Hands of Compassion Foundation supports a community school for orphaned and vulnerable children in a shanty compound near Ndola, Zambia, that is home to more than 68,000 people.Hands of Compassion funds free primary education for nearly 400 children, from nursery to Grade 7. By helping with payment for uniforms and fees at a government school, it also sponsors more than 50 older pupils.Through education, the children develop skills that empower them for later life.This is particularly needed in Zambia, where an estimated one person in every six dies of HIV AIDS between the ages of 15 and 50, leaving more than one-and-a-half million children orphaned. Poverty and malnutrition contribute to this crisis. Whole generations are being wiped out, leaving youngsters to survive on their own, in need of food, shelter, clothing, healthcare and education.

Get involved!

Re:locate is seeking donations of textbooks and reading books from international schools and other sources, to form the basis of a book collection for a new school library. Alternatively, schools, parents, companies or suppliers may wish to use this as a CSR project, or simply offer fundraising support. The Gift of Time ethos could really engage your team or community.We are also seeking a removals company to ship the donated books to Zambia. We have a number of charities that would welcome your support, including Magpie Dance, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary and is offering some fantastic initiatives to get involved with, from diversity workshops to supporting its new High Fliers talent initiative. Find out how to get involved with Re:locate’s CSR projects by visiting the charity section on our website, and tell us about your own activities for charity via social media. Call Vanessa McConnell on +44 (0)1892 891334, email , or contact us via Facebook or Twitter.

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