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Cecily's Fund supports orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in Zambia. It was founded in 1997 in memory of Cecily Eastwood who was killed in a road accident in Zambia during her gap year. She had been working with a local organisation supporting young orphans. Since our formation, Cecily's Fund has helped thousands of vulnerable Zambian children gain an education and improve their lives.

Our vision is of a Zambia in which every child is educated and grows up to lead a self-reliant, healthy, fulfilling life and plays an integral part in Zambia's development.

We approach our work in Zambia with:

  • Passion - believing in the power of education to change lives and enable self-reliance.
  • Commitment - focusing on the most vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in Kitwe and Lusaka.
  • Integrity - working to the highest standards of governance and accountability in the UK and with our Zambian partners to achieve our long term vision.
  • A view to the future - developing programmes that lessen dependence, build community responsibility and cohesion and create lasting change.

Cecily's Fund has affiliated organisations based in Switzerland (Swiss Friends of Cecily's Fund or SFCF) and the United States (American Friends of Cecily's Fund or AFCF).


Introducing Cecily's Fund: Building Brighter Futures for Zambian Children
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