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Nsobe Trust School’s Vision
Developing the Nation’s human resources through education,
personal empowerment and opportunity
Without the ability to imagine a better life,
children can not dream of one.
Unless we can dream we can not hope
and strive for better things
A typical village home
•No electricity
•Firewood has to be cut and hauled in order to cook food
• Water has to be fetched and carried from nearby streams or wells
•No beds – families sleep on reed mats
•Outdoor living exposes risk to malaria
Nsobe Trust School beginnings
Due to the lack of quality education
children’s potential is wasted and
their lives are committed to poverty.
Nsobe Trust School was started in 2009
with 16 Pre-School children.
Every year we add a grade, so there are now
56 children in pre-school,
Grade 1 and Grade 2.
We have promised these children that they
will receive quality education
up to Grade 12
Karen Pukuma
6 years old,
Her mother died in childbirth – father unknown
Raised by her Grandparents, who already have 9 children of their own
Dorcas Mulunda
•5 years old, Father died of HIV 2009
•Mother HIV positive and completely illiterate
• 2010 their house burnt down with all their belongings in it
•2 sisters HIV positive, Naomi 7yrs and Charity 2yrs old.
•(both these girls are in Canadian funded care homes/schools , Seeds of Hope, as
their mother is unable to feed them properly or administer their medicine and
without proper nutrition and medicine they will die)
•Dorcas is miraculously HIV negative
Jaqueline Phiri
•9 years old grade 1
•Was not allowed to attend school before as
had to look after younger babies
•Parents illiterate
•Did not own a pair of shoes until we gave her
•On her first day her feet were covered with
festering sores, full of splinters no one had ever
bothered to remove, cold and starving
What do you take for granted every day?
•Running water and a toilet
•Clean drinking water
•A bed to sleep in
•3 meals a day
•A cupboard of clothes
•Access to medical care
These children have none of these
Life in rural Zambia is harsh
and full of suffering.
HIV/Aids is rampant,
TB is a major problem,
everyone lives with malaria,
children suffer from malnutrition
Average Life Expectancy is 38 years
10% infant mortality rate
•Almost every child in the school has lost either a
parent or a sibling.
•Many of our children are orphans living with
extended family
•Most of our children’s parents and relatives are
Prior to the opening of Nsobe Trust School most
of these children would not have had the
opportunity to go to school
Our Teachers
Esther Musonda and Annie Yasapa
One meal a day of starch and no protein is
the normal diet in poor rural areas.
Nsobe Trust Children
are all given a nutritious
meal during school.
Nsobe Trust School helpers
carrying breakfast porridge down
to the classroom
The children are
flourishing in
the school, loving the
stimulation and finding
out what fun it is to
learn and to be a child.
Through God,
All things are Possible
“Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire”
W. B. Yeats
“Education is a companion which no
future can depress, no crime can
destroy, no enemy can alienate it
and no nepotism can enslave”
Ropo Oguntimehin
Thank you for making a difference in
these children’s lives,
for giving them an opportunity to be
fed, cared for and stimulated.
With your help we can break the cycle
of illiteracy and poverty, and offer
these children a brighter future.
Our drive is derived from our responsibility
to God for these children,
Giving all a brighter future in Zambia