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Memorial Projects

CONTESA welcomes donations for specific memorial or named building projects such as classrooms, workshops or boreholes or for the creation of special education programmes.

What better way to remember a loved one than to create an enduring project which brings education and hope to orphans and disadvantaged children or to leave a small bequest in your own will.

CONTESA has successfully completed 2 memorial school building projects. At Messiah Mission, Chilanga the KWOK MING CHAN school block was completed in 2009 whilst the John Stanbury School block at Kabwe Family Futures Community School was completed in 2008. CONTESA has also completed 2 named building projects, one in the Eastern Province, the Chislehurst school block at Muchule School, Chatama Village, Chipata which was completed in 2009 and the Berge Chiu Building in Kabwe completed in 2010. CONTESA has completed a memorial borehole at Kabwe and has 2 ongoing non-building memorial educational sponsorship programmes. John Crowle  the CONTESA patron also generously donated funds in memory of his late father and stepmother to build the workshops block for the Vocational and Skills Training Centre at Kabwe.


Photos of our Memorial Projects

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Memorial Projects


Wendy and Ian Maccallum Trust Fund

In memory of Wendy and Ian and their desire for all children, especially orphans and disadvantaged children to enjoy an education and their pursuit of educational excellence and quality, the Trustees of CONTESA, approved the setting up of a Teachers Training fund to be named ‘The CONTESA –Wendy & Ian MacCallum Trust Fund’. This fund is dedicated to teacher training projects and programmes.

Rev.D John Stanbury

John who had been ill for some time, had cancer diagnosed in November 2006. He bore the illness with great strength, spirit and dignity. John requested that donations in lieu of flowers should go to CONTESA and at the request of Rosemary, John’s widow the funds were used to build a school block at Kabwe Church Family Mission to be named John Stanbury Block.

Joy Fletcher Sponsorships

Geoff and family established, in memory of Joy, the educational sponsorship of one girl and one boy in Zambia so that they can complete their secondary education. The family feels that this is a very fitting tribute to Joy who began life with many disadvantages and later became a teacher of English language and literature and was valued highly by colleagues, students and their parents, in a career of twenty years at the Ravenswood Secondary School, Bromley.


Kwok Ming Chan School Block

In memory of her father Lidia Chan Wai Pik funded a school block at the Messiah Mission, Chilanga and a school block for grade 8 has now been completed. Lidia Chan and her family are committed to the needs of the orphans and disadvantaged children in Zambia.

John Barrett Memorial Borehole

In memory of trustee Dominic Wareham’s uncle John Barrett the funds collected in his memory were used to construct a borehole at Kabwe for the Family Futures School.’Water Sustains Life’, John’s family are very thrilled with the life sustaining borehole in John’s memory

Family Pillar Vocational and Skills Training Centre Kabwe

The workshops were funded by CONTESA patron in memory of his father and stepmother. John had spent his early years growing up in Kabwe where his father was involved in the building industry and he felt it was fitting to help CONTESA with the construction of the planned centre.The workshop block consisted of two large workshops, a tool store and an office and a manager’s office. John also subsequently funded the construction of a third workshop.

Our Mission

To help alleviate the suffering of (aids) orphans and disadvantaged children in Zambia through the provision of basic shelter, food and primary education and training, regardless of their background, religion or race.

Our Vision

To empower orphans and disadvantaged children in Zambia by providing them with food, education and vocational skills training and where necessary shelter.