Joy at Greater Joy

Whilst in Zambia this past month, I (Jodie) caught up with the School Directors, Ospeck and Angelina Sichilongo (pictured), to find out how things are going at the school.

Having an impact ‘beyond ourselves’!

Through our Community Impact Fund we are thrilled to be able to bless community schools and organisations who are also doing work in Zambia which is aligned with our heart and vision . It’s our way of going beyond ourselves and ensuring the impact we have here in Zambia is greater than what we could have on our own. 

Copperbelt Rollout!

In December, during The Big Give Christmas Challenge, we raised over £18,000 for Beyond Ourselves to impact English literacy levels throughout Zambia during 2022.

Here’s what we’ve done since.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021

We were delighted to take part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge  30th November- 7th December.

It was the fourth year we have joined in with the match-funding campaign. Yet again, thanks to everyone’s generosity we exceeded our fundraising target of £15,000 and raised a total of £18,199.11. 

We’ve been releasing potential through teacher training & mentoring for the last 9 years. In 2022 we will be building on our partnerships with the Ministry of General Education and other key educational organisations to deliver literacy training across Zambia.

A huge thank you to everyone who gave to this fantastic campaign helping us to deliver much needed literacy training in Zambia. 

Prison Training

Inmates of the notorious Mukobeko prison

It has been a surprisingly recent development that the Prison Services in Zambia underwent a significant shift that saw them change their name and focus to “Correctional Facilities’. Their mandate was primarily about crime and punishment and the detention of those who had broken the law. However, in 2018, this seismic change occurred and, with […]

Kamatipa Build

Zambian local workers constructing a small classroom block for the Kamatipa Community School

Beyond Ourselves is partnering together with Kamatipa Community School to build a small classroom block for their school.  We recently sat down with the pastor and founder of the school, Moses Tembo, to talk about the need in the community and the impact this school building will have. Pastoring a church in Kamatipa brought a […]

Dignity Day

Teaching children about dignity at Zambian school

In Zambia, most parents are not as available and free to talk to the girl child on issues affecting them. The only time a parent, through an aunt, speaks to the girl child is when the child reaches puberty or is about to get married. And this is mainly restricted to how to enhance their […]