Exodus started working in Zambia over 5 years ago, in conjunction with Baraka Community Partnerships. In that time our volunteers have been busy and their successes include renovating dozens of classrooms, helping provide clean water and sanitation, donating tonnes of educational, sporting and medical supplies and helping distribute life- saving malaria nets.
Biggest achievement to date
Our biggest achievement is really a collective one. Over the years we have worked with 5 different schools helping out hundreds of kids in the process in many different ways. Many of these children would have been deprived of an education without our support and just helping contribute towards a brighter, healthier future for so many is an achievement we are justifiably proud of.
Exodus currently works with three main schools:
- Maguremeno School, in an isolated village on the banks of the Zambezi which receives no state funding or assistance. We paddle past this school on all our Zambezi canoe trips and have been donating supplies for many years. Recently our volunteers have helped plaster the crumbling school walls.
- Kampasa School, in a slum of Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city. This school is less than a year old and has been built out of a renovated nightclub. It already has over 300 pupils desperate for education and we have helped build and renovate various classrooms and a library.
- Kariba South, miles from anywhere on the shores of Lake Kariba we helped this school with classroom renovations and an income generating tailoring facility on our most recent volunteer trip.
Other Success Stories
• A new learning centre built for Kasalu village and school
• Various improvements and renovations to 5 different Schools including new classrooms, toilet blocks, vital renovations
• Educational, sporting and clothing supplies provided for all our schools and communities
• Various children sponsored to attend school
• Clean drinking water and toilets built in various villages
• Distribution and monitoring of malaria nets
• Income generation schemes provided for schools to help them stand on their own feet
• Vitamins, dental products and first aid supplies to various schools and communities
• Assistance on playgrounds and sports pitches
How You Can Help
Visit – come on one of Exodus’ Zambezi holidays and you will visit Maguremeno School.
The Zambezi Valley Canoe Safari
Volunteer – Join one of our volunteer departures, get involved and meet the wonderful kids we are helping
Donate – send us any leftover Kwacha you may have, or donate online to help us raise funds for the schools. Any money you donate will be match funded by our charity partner Baraka Community Partnerships, essentially doubling your donation.
Speak to a Supporter
You can contact our Exodus Project Manager Sarah Ahern or Baraka’s Andy McKee.
Exodus' Georgina Lawrence sees how football is really moving the goal posts for city kids
Exodus' Georgina Lawrence discovers that langugae is no barrier in Maguremeno Village