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Article by Editorial | 3rd March 2019

Charity Of The Month: Our Moon Education

Our Moon Education is a small education charity working in Zambia. Our programme unleashes the potential in high achieving but low-income young people to make positive social change within their communities, their country and on the continent of Africa.

Zambia is a country of contrasts with a very unequal society – although high in natural resources, it has also one of the highest incidence of AIDs globally leaving many orphans, around two-thirds of the population live on less than £1 a day and entrance into university is one of the lowest at only 0.2% of the population.

Our scholars are amazing young people – they have excelled in their education despite the many challenges they have faced, but they finish school abruptly with no obvious next step. We fill that gap by supporting our scholars in a two-year residential A-level, volunteering and university guidance programme, to become intellectually curious, caring and respectful young citizens who seek to improve the lives of people within their community.

This year brings us exciting new challenges. We are building a residential education centre so that, for the first time, we will be delivering all our programmes ourselves.

We are interested in working with local companies and schools to help in our fundraising and visiting us in Zambia to work with our dedicated young scholars.

• For more information, visit ourmoon.org.uk or email helen.leale-green@ourmoon.org.uk. Our Moon Education is registered in the UK no 1165083.

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