ZOA is a school-based charity established by Kevin Gilbert, the current head of the CDL middle school and a former volunteer teacher in Zambia. ZOA provides the funds to maintain the running of an orphanage in Serenje known as the ‘Serenje Orphans Childrens Home’ (SOCH)
Many other schools are participating in this charity (and nearly cover all the orphanage costs) such as:
St. George’s British International School(Rome) and Collège du Léman (Geneva). St Peter’s School (Lisbon) also continues to support the project, whilst other schools who have assisted in the past are Aquinas College (Melbourne); Peebles High School(Peebles); and Cleeve School (Cheltenham).
- To raise awareness about the orphan problem in southern Africa
- To complete the construction of the Serenje Orphans Childrens Home (SOCH): i.e. dormitories; a lounge; a canteen; a laundry; sick bay; Manager House with volunteer accommodation; storeroom; study room;
- To raise 21000 euros each calendar year to meet the running costs of the orphanage.
(all photos on this site were taken from the actual orphanage)