Join CLC 2019 in our support of the Zambezi Sunrise Trust and the Tiyesa (“Let’s Try”) Craft Group.
The Zambezi Sunrise Trust is delighted to have been chosen as the charity adopted by the 2019 Commonwealth Lawyers Association Conference in Livingstone, Zambia.
Zambezi Sunrise is a U.K. Registered Charity (number 1169587), with one of the founding trustees being a member of the Bar of England and Wales. The work of Zambezi Sunrise focusses on supporting education, and the relief of poverty, in and around Livingstone. Two of its projects are receiving support from the conference, for which we are profoundly grateful.
The 2019 CLA Conference has, as an act of corporate social responsibility, undertaken to fund the construction of a classroom at Linda Community School. The school, only fifteen minutes away from the conference venue, provides a primary education for 470 children selected as those most vulnerable by the local community. The majority are orphans.
Since its foundation, the school has been housed in dilapidated and overcrowded conditions based on a disused community center, with hundreds of children being taught in the same room at the same time. That began to change in early 2018, following the grant of land by Livingstone Council. The Zambezi Sunrise Trust has had a constant building programme there ever since. Our first classroom was opened by the Deputy High Commissioner of the United Kingdom in March 2018 and has been followed by two more classrooms, an ablution block with toilets and shower, library room, office, and kitchen. There is an urgent need, however, for more classrooms. The eventual goal is to have a classroom for each grade, after which more classrooms would facilitate the expansion of the school to allow children to secure a secondary education.
The CLA classroom will leave a lasting legacy from the conference in the local community: we urge you to support the CLA’s fundraising for it and thank you for your support.
In addition, every delegate to the conference this year will receive a bag that has been made in the same community, Linda compound, as the school. The ladies of Tiyesa (‘Let’s Try’) Craft Club are a women’s empowerment group set up by Zambezi Sunrise Trust to help provide an income for families in a poor area of the city. They will be spending the first three months of 2019 producing bags for the conference and are profoundly grateful for this opportunity.
Both Linda Community School and Tiyesa Craft Club would welcome visitors from the conference to see the new classroom and the work that they do. A visit will be organized and can be booked at the conference – further details will be available on arrival.
You can find out more about the Zambezi Sunrise Trust, and the projects, by visiting its website www.zambezisunrisetrust.co.uk, Facebook page, or visiting its stand at the conference venue. Thank you for your support!
To take advantage of this unique and exclusive opportunity to sponsor the bags, please email Leanne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, pledge your support towards the build of a classroom by donating a small amount when you complete your conference registration.