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.
Zambia is estimated to have 1.2 million orphans and with a population of barely over 15 million this is an daunting statistic.
To date we are sponsoring orphans from the following schools: Mukuni Primary and Secondary Schools, Ngandu, Muskotwane and River View Secondary, Kamwi, Ndele, Chaba, N’songwe, Mahalulu, Chuunga, and Siamasimbi Primary Schools.
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.
Meet a few of the courageous children on our orphan sponsorship program – click image for their story: