Cecily's Fund has been working to support orphans and vulnerable children in some of Zambia's poorest communities for over 25 years. In that time, we have grown to become one of the most experienced and trusted providers of educational support, helping to break the cycle of poverty and create brighter futures for the most disadvantaged.

Our programmes are developed as a complete circle of care that supports the whole child from early years through to adulthood, strengthening communities, and empowering them to take ownership and sustain activities beyond funding.

Our impact

Access to Education

1,700 older out of school youth have more employment opportunities as a result of vocational training.

46,800 children have gained access to education that has helped support a route out of poverty.

900 out of school girls returned to secondary school to complete their education.

Peer Health Education

870 young people have been trained to be Peer Educators and returned to school to teach other youth about how to stay healthy whilst acquiring important life skills that remain into adulthood.

36 Peer Educators trained to be Sunshine Club Leaders in community Sunshine Clubs providing vital life skills, motivation, and training to youth who have left school and remain unemployed.

50,000 children have been reached through peer education and taught how to stay healthy and avoid HIV.

Connecting Communities - Learning for Life

Youth-led Sunshine Clubs operate across 8 communities in Kitwe District providing vocational training, recreation, and life skills for out of school youth.

Ipusukilu Sunshine Club’s music group performed their own song on ZNBC’s popular youth programme broadcast every Saturday morning across Zambia.

Vocational training and motivation sessions have led to young people setting up their own businesses and becoming financially independent.

Reducing HIV by Keeping Girls in School

900 girls living in Chingola and who had dropped out of school, returned to complete their education.

97% of girls who returned to school learned how to protect themselves from HIV and understand their human rights.

300 parent/guardians received entrepreneurship training and 100 new small businesses were formed.

Cecily's Fund registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1071660) Cecily's Fund, PO Box 811, BANBURY, OX16 6TQ We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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