ZamScotEd SCIO (formerly Mthunzi and Lilanda Initiative)

Formerly known as The Mthunzi and Lilanda Initiative, ZamScotEd SCIO supports the education of vulnerable young people looked after by two projects in Zambia – the Mthunzi Centre (residential centre) and St Joseph’s School, Lilanda (elementary school run by volunteer teachers), both on the outskirts of Lusaka. We pay school  and college fees, provide text books, have founded a library of African literature, provided computers etc. We also organise educational exchanges between young Scottish musicians and the Mthunzi Culture Group, which was founded to promote feelings of self worth in youngsters who were either former street children, orphaned by chronic illness, or vulnerable through poverty.We now intend to build a small secondary school at Mthunzi to benefit the vulnerable residents and the wider community.

ZamScotEd has recently been granted SCIO status and has changed name to reflect our wider focus. We are currently building a secondary school on the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia, to serve four very vulnerable communities. This is with financial help from Mission Matters Scotland. It will be administered by Teresian Sisters but obviously is open to all faiths and none and we will be positively discriminating in favour of girls to meet post millennium educational goals. Concurrently, we continue to pay secondary school and college fees for residents at the Mthunzi Children’s Programme, who are also vulnerable children (many former street children).

Member Type

Organisational member, A

Areas of Interest

  • Agriculture
  • Children and young people
  • Climate Change
  • Education - Schools
  • Education – Development & Capacity Building
  • Education – General
  • Education – Global Citizenship
  • Enterprise
  • Good Practice & Effectiveness
  • Health – Child Health

Operational Areas

  • Zambia


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