Orphan Sponsorship

In Zambia there are 710,000 orphans. 33,000 children are infected with the HIV virus. Orphan sponsorship provides an education for these vulnerable children.

Sponsored Orphan Jane Mulonda Sponsored Orphan Nakwali Balumbi Sponsored Orphan Natasha Mufaya Sponsored Orphan Chaton Sitali Follow link to sponsor an orphan and meet some of the courageous orphans.

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Orphan Sponsorship

The Butterfly Tree orphan sponsorship program has sponsored over 500 individuals orphans and hundreds more need your help.

All children on our orphan sponsorship scheme are carefully selected by a committee, made up of teachers, parents and PTA members who select the most 'critical' cases, many having dropped out of school. The orphans can be immediately reinstated into school once funding is in place. We have ten female volunteers who oversee the welfare of these vulnerable children. We provide a daily nutritional meal for these vulnerable children and support the healthcare at the clinic. When possible we donate bicycles to the children who live far from the school. The Butterfly Tree works with these orphans teaching them the dangers of HIV/AIDS, pregnancy prevention and how to help their community as well as including them in income generating activities for the school.

Meet a few of the courageous children on our orphan sponsorship program - click image for their story:

Jane Mulonda Nakwali Balumbi Natasha Mufaya Chaton Sitali Annastasia Mutongo Mukabalengu Siachinene Jesse Musowe Oliver Kamwi Shilla Mwanakwaba Olbert Kamungondo Kevin Sabata Victor Simango Brenda Musonda Obrien Sitali Jacob Siatubtitubi Fransisca Munchindu

Zambia is estimated to have 710,000 orphans and with a population of barely 14 million this is an daunting statistic.

2010 saw the first of our high school leavers at Mukuni; Victor Simango is a security guard at the Royal Livingstone Officer and Jacob Siatubitu is going to train as a male nurse. To date we have orphan sponsorship in place at the following schools: Mukuni Basic and High school, and Ngandu, Kamwi and Siamasimbi Basic Schools

2011 Two of the first boys to be sponsored by The Butterfly Tree Peter Liyungu and Mudendo Hazyendo have gained excellent results and are awaiting university places

2011 Commenced Peer Education program for HIV and AIDS Prevention

2012 Jacob Siatubitu, sponsored orphan, joins The Butterfly Tree Team in Zambia

2012 Twenty orphans are being sponsored on vocational courses after completing school. These courses include teaching, computing, and hotel management.

2012 Orphans receive visit from The Princess Royal

2013 Eighteen orphans seeking employment after successfully gaining their collage certificate

2013 Three orphans continue with teachers’ training course in Livingtone

2013 Initiation of sustainable income-generating projects for orphans

3013 Orphan sponsorship reaches out to pupils at Mukuni, Kamwi, N’gandu, Siamasimbi and N’dele schools.

2014 Pupils from Chuunga and Mahalulu are now being sponsored

2014 Five students are currently being sponsored in further education in for teacher’s training and agriculture

Orphan sponsorship will make a huge difference to a child’s life. Children don’t ask to be born and when you are born in a country where one in every six adults is living with HIV, into a family that has been infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, your life is going to have serious problems.

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Elizabeth Simasiku thanks The Butterfly Tree

 

Orphan Sponsorship Sign Up

To get involved in our orphan sponsorship scheme complete the form below, we will then contact you with information on how to make a payment online, via cheque or standing order.

The orphan sponsorship costs £10 per month or £110 (US$180 – Euro150) per annum. The money covers all school and exam fees, books, stationery, uniform, shoes, school bag and blanket  for one child. In the lower grades any surplus money is held in the school account for any extras needs or emergencies that the orphan may have.



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Sponsor an orphan - give a child a chance to improve their live and give back to their families and communities.