Zamcog is a UK based charity which helps educate some of Zambia's most at-risk children.

Zamcog is a registered charity that raises funds for the relief of poverty and provision of education in Zambia, in particular through the Lubuto Child Care Centre  (LCCC) in Kabwe.  The current programme supports children in Transition Houses as well as supporting education at primary and secondary schools, students in tertiary education and training as well as through a feeding programme.

 


Some of our achievements

  • The planting of our annual maize field

  • The planting of our garden that feeds entire school fresh vegetables every day

  • The purchase of 25 acres on the outskirts of Kabwe

  • Construction of security wall

  • The construction of Markit Secondary School - grade 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • Our awards in cultural dance and poetry

  • Construction of a science lab

  • Our first five students have graduated from grade twelve, and are now pursuing post-secondary qualifications in engineering, secondary teaching, clinical medicine and automotive mechanics

  • Construction of sports playing field, football pitch, netball court, basketball court, young children’s playground (swings, slides, climbing frame etc)

  • Purchase of school bus

  • The construction of a dining hall, seating over 300 students

  • Purchase of one school pick up truck

  • Construction of a kitchen

  • Some of the highest pass rates in the district for our students sitting for Gr 7 and Gr 9 exams

  • Our school sports teams participating at local and national level

  • The construction of two separate primary school blocks (grades 1 -7), and the renovation of a third

  • Creating more than fifty jobs to run school

  • Access to medical care

  • Counselling and AIDS prevention programmes

  • The construction of two boys dormitories accommodating 70 students. The construction of one girl’s dormitory accommodating 30 girls

  • Construction of ablution block for day students

  • Building student enrollment from twelve to over 446 students

  • Happy, healthy, positive children realising their potential

  • Construction of a classroom and a computer room/library at Shitima School

  • Construction of sewing and tailors rooms

 
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Our supporters

Thank you very much to the following generous individuals and organisations:

The Uggla Family
James Kaberry
Sulla Management
Richard Garnett
David Reid
Christopher Biggins
Tom Voyce
Steve Collins
Paul Sackey
James Haskell
Mr Gavin Davies
St Columba's College
David & Heather Foxton
Sarah Hearn
Taking Pictures, Changing Lives C.I.C.

 


UK leadership team

Zamcog is led by its Board of Trustees:

JULIE-ANNE UGGLA   Founder, Board Member   Julie-Anne Uggla, founder of Zamcog, has been a non-profit fundraiser for 16 years, working successfully in the Ukraine, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Rwanda, the UK and now Zambia. 'The only way to successfully impact an impoverished country is through education' says Julie-Anne. 'We are providing choices and opportunities for these kids so that they can break the cycle of poverty.'

JULIE-ANNE UGGLA - Founder and Board Member
Julie-Anne Uggla, founder of Zamcog, has been a non-profit fundraiser for 16 years, working successfully in the Ukraine, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Rwanda, the UK and now Zambia.  'The only way to successfully impact an impoverished country is through education' says Julie-Anne.  'We are providing choices and opportunities for these kids so that they can break the cycle of poverty.'

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SIR KIT KABERRY - Board Member
Kit is a retired Chartered Accountant who worked 19 years overseas in tropical countries and during that time served on the board of the Al Khubairat Community school in Abu Dhabi. Kit first joined Zamcog as a Trustee and treasurer in 2012. Since then Kit has spent many hours liaising with our colleagues and associates in Kabwe with at least one visit in each year to see how our funds are being used and our aims being met. He looks after in particular the Further Education scheme  and is in contact with the sponsors of the students. 

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TRACEY FARQUHAR- BECK - Secretary and Board Member
Tracey is a management consultant who specialises in supporting charitable organisations and businesses holistically to achieve their key aims and objectives. Passionate about accessible education that enables a more sustainable and just society for all, Tracey is proud to be able to support Zamcog and its tireless efforts to alleviate the impact of poverty on education by caring for and educating children in Zambia.

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LUKE HEALY - Board Member
Luke trained and worked as an actor, working extensively in theatre, film and television. He co-founded Megatopia Films with the goal of making independent feature films about topical subjects covering perspectives that are often ignored by mainstream filmmakers. Luke is passionate about giving voice to young film makers who want to shake things up and tell stories from a new perspective and his last three films, including The Flood, were made with up and coming British writers and directors.

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CHANETTE WATZ - Board Member
Chanette is a trained social worker who has worked at a treatment centre for women. In 2013, Chanette trained as a yoga teacher and periodically worked in the family company Wåhlin Real Estate AB. In 2018, Leif Wåhlin started a foundation, Leif Wåhlins Stiftelse, whose purpose is to contribute to humanitarian aid and education in Sweden and abroad, primarily in developing countries and to provide support to vulnerable persons. Chanette works with the Foundation whose first project is a 5 year long collaboration with Zamcog.