The past few months has seen the whole Project Zambia team busy fundraising. The four students are raising money for their flights and expenses to get to Zambia in the summer and Sam and I, as project leaders, are raising funds for the school’s five key priorities:
- Fix the broken roof
- Buy new batteries so the school has power
- Laptops so IT can be taught
- Science equipment so practical science can be taught
- Sponsorship for children to go onto High School
The student team have been running a number of events – night-time bake sales, Valentine’s rose delivery and student dinners to name a few. The staff team had the pleasure of MC’ing a fundraising Staff Quiz in March. Almost 100 colleagues came along and we raised the fantastic sum of £443.
We’ve also made great links with a local Primary School (Lawhead, St Andrews) and High School (Bell Baxter, Cupar) who are going to be part of the project. We aim to establish links between pupils in Scotland and their counterparts in Zambia.