Exodus started supporting Zambian projects in 2008 in conjunction with Baraka Community Partnerships. In that time our volunteers have been busy and their successes include renovating dozens of classrooms, helping provide clean water and sanitation, donating tonnes of educational, sporting and medical supplies and helping distribute life- saving malaria nets.
Biggest achievement to date
Our biggest achievement is really a collective one. Over the years we have worked with 5 different schools helping out hundreds of kids in the process in many different ways. Many of these children would have been deprived of an education without our support and just helping contribute towards a brighter, healthier future for so many is an achievement we are justifiably proud of. We have also worked with two different communities on water and sanitation programmes.
Exodus is currently supporting Maguremeno School, located in an isolated village on the banks of the Zambezi which receives no state funding or assistance. We paddle past this school on all our Zambezi canoe trips and have been donating supplies since 2005. We have also helped renovate the school’s crumbling walls and have provided teachers wages and meals for the kids. More recently we have donated funds to develop a goat rearing programme to provide the school with some income of their own.
Other Success Stories
• A new learning centre built for Kasalu village and school
• Various improvements and renovations to 5 different Schools including new classrooms, toilet blocks, vital renovations
• Educational, sporting and clothing supplies provided for all our schools and communities
• Clean drinking water and toilets built in various villages
• Distribution and monitoring of malaria nets
• Income generation schemes provided for schools to help them stand on their own feet
• Vitamins, dental products and first aid supplies to various schools and communities
How You Can Help
Visit – come on one of Exodus’ Zambezi holidays and you will visit Maguremeno School..
The Zambezi Valley Canoe Safari
You can also visit the school on one of the trips that Baraka organise: Zambezi Volunteer Experience, specifically to help work at this and other Zambian schools.
Donate – send us any leftover Kwacha you may have (send in to Kay Palmer at our head office) or donate online to help us raise funds for the schools. Any money you donate will be match funded by our charity partner Baraka Community Partnerships, essentially doubling your donation.
Speak to a Supporter
You can contact our Exodus Project Manager Sarah Ahern or Baraka’s Andy McKee.
Exodus' Georgina Lawrence sees how football is really moving the goal posts for city kids.
Georgina also discovers that language is no barrier in Maguremeno Village