SAM joined the Project in 2006, aged 14, after his Mum died and his father disappeared. He was being cared for by his elder brother who left school and was doing casual work to provide for his two younger brothers.
After studying accountancy at Evelyn Hone College, Lusaka, Sam is now working as a provincial accountant for the Zambian Government's Ministry of Finance.
"Life became meaningless after the death of my mum. All my life... I never knew there could be someone to care for me, take me to school and feed me. Now that you are there for me, I do forget that I am an orphan. I don't lack anything and life has become worth living" - extract from Sam's letter 2010
NASILELE joined the Project in 2010 after losing both her parents. She was living with her grandmother who was caring for 6 children. After completing school in 2018, Nasilele is now studying journalism.
WILSON joined the Project in 2006, aged 16, after his father died. After doing very well in his Grade 12 exams, Wilson was awarded a bursary to study medicine at Copperbelt University. He is now fully qualified and working as a hospital doctor, specialising in surgery.
INNOCENT joined the Project in 2006. He had lost both his parents and was being looked after by an aunt, who also died of AIDS in 2007. After completing school to Grade 12, Innocent did a construction course and is now a self employed builder.
ROSTA joined the Project in 2010, aged 19, in Grade 12. Having lost both her parents, she was living with her grandmother who was looking after 3 more orphans and was selling charcoal to earn a living. After completing school, Rosta studied at Chipata Skills Training Centre and she now runs her own hairdressing salon.
"Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of s mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation" - Nelson Mandela