The child sponsorship programme for the education of children at Kawama School in Zambia, a partner school of Cranleigh, has made steady progress over recent months. The ‘Live below the Line’ event has been a highlight, successfully raising awareness within the Cranleigh Community of some of the issues faced everyday by pupils in Kawama. Sponsorship rose dramatically in January, and an impressive 143 out of our target of 220 pupils is now sponsored!

This is massively encouraging, although the remaining sponsorships are still significant in number and we cannot be complacent in the months ahead. Please do all you can to help the last 77 get sponsored. It is vital that we raise these sponsorships as soon as possible; both for the pupils involved but also for thbeyond cranleighe development prospects for the School as a whole. It would be really wonderful if we could reach the target before the next group go out to Zambia in July this year (under the leadership of Drama Teacher and Warden of West, Nikki Lockwood). This would give the trip participants something amazing to celebrate and build upon in the vital work they will be doing. It would also be a turning point in the long term vision for support, learning and development that this partnership between Cranleigh and Kawama provides.

You can read the latest ‘Beyond Ourselves’ Newsletter here.

If you can sponsor a child please see instructions below. If this is difficult for you please discuss the cause with those who you think might be able to. Remember, sponsoring their education can make a huge difference to their lives and the future of the School. Every penny of sponsorship (plus giftaid) goes directly to the School in Kawama to pay for that child’s education.

The cost of £12.50 per month goes towards:
–    A meal each school day
–    A new school uniform
–    Paying the School teachers salaries (they are currently volunteers)
–    Purchasing ongoing School resources
–    Basic medical care

Remember: 100% of your donation goes to these children’s education at Kawama. Once you sign up, details of the child you have sponsored will be sent to you.

Please visit the Beyond Ourselves website to download a sponsorship form. Make sure at the top of the form you tick the box ‘Other’ and then write ‘Cranleigh’ in the box below.