Cecily's Fund is a UK registered
charity that makes it possible for Zambian orphans and other impoverished
children to go to school
We give them shoes, uniforms, books, pens and
help with fees, without which they could not go to school. We also help them to
help other children by becoming Peer Health Educators and Teachers.
teamed up with Zambian organisations who understand the battle for survival
against poverty and AIDS. They help us to identify the poorest children and then
deliver what they need through government schools. We regularly visit the
childrens' schools and homes ourselves to make sure the money is doing exactly
what it was intended to.
Many of these children were orphaned or driven
to poverty as as result of AIDS. Without school they have little hope or
support. But at school they:
- Get emotional support from teachers
- Become more confident and learn how
to avoid getting HIV
- Learn skills so they can go to
college and earn a living
We've made a promise to support
each child that we take on right to the end of his or her school career. This is
only possible with the help of our supporters. !
Fund's vision is of a Zambia in which every child is educated and grows up to
lead a self-reliant, healthy, fulfilling life and play an integral part in
Cecily's Fund is a
non-governmental organisation committed to improving the prospects for every
Zambian orphan and vulnerable child to grow up to lead a self-reliant, healthy
and fulfilling life. We do this by working with trusted Zambian partner
organisations to ensure that these children have access to education and gain
knowledge, life skills and HIV information.
was a sparkly nineteen-year-old when she embarked on her gap year between school
and university. She left her home in Oxfordshire to spend a year teaching in
Zambia. When she arrived in the Zambian town of Kitwe, she set about finding an
organisation with which to volunteer. She found an organisation called CINDI,
which helps children who have been orphaned by AIDS.
Cecily died, only
months later, in a Zambian road accident. Her parents, Basil and Alison
Eastwood, set up Cecily's Fund in her memory - our smiley logo is the one she
used to sign her letters home. Cecily's Fund continues to support the education
of orphaned and vulnerable children in the Kitwe area of Zambia today.
regard ourselves as a bridge between our supporters and the orphaned and
vulnerable children whom we are helping in Zambia. We attach great importance to
maintaining and developing both ends of the bridge.
An annual celebration - Cecily's Day
Cecily's Day is a mass picnic of family, friends and
supporters. It is held each year on the first or second Saturday in September in
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