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Amelie Osborn-Smith

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Weʼre raising £50,000 to build a preschool for 104 children from Muke and Delevu Villages in Livingstone, Zambia.

Livingstone, Zambia

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On 30th November 2021, whilst on a gap year, I went on a white water rafting trip on the Zambezi. It was during this trip that I was attacked by a crocodile.

The chances of being attacked by a crocodile while in white water are extremely slim, and the chances of surviving such an attack are even slimmer. I however was extremely lucky to have friends around me who saved my life. I did sustain some quite serious injuries but, due to my friends and the amazing medical care I recieved, was able to survive and will be able to near-fully recover.

In order to enable a huge amount of positivity to come out of the accident, I have decided to found the Zambezi School Project. I aim to build a preschool for 104 children living in Muke and Delevu Villages, both near Livingstone, Zambia. The children of Muke Village are currently taught by the most amazing teacher, Clare (pictured), on the floor of their village church, which obviously does not allow them to reach their full potential. Delevu Village is in a similar situation, with no school building existing in the village.

It is well-known that education is the best route out of poverty, and Zambia ranks among the countries with the highest levels of poverty and inequality globally. 58% of people live below the poverty line, earning less than $1.90 per day. The skills taught in preschool are vital to enable any further education which is why it is important to me that these children are given the best start possible.

Whilst much of the project focuses on building the school, it is also important to be able to continue to financially support it for future preschool children. This will allow positivity to stem from the attack for years to come and hopefully better hundreds of lives. Many of these children have never written on a piece of paper, let alone sat at a desk, so it is clear to see how much something like this can change everything. I am aiming to return to Zambia in the next couple of months to oversee the building of the school and hopefully change really deserving lives forever.

In order to fund this project, I have set up this Just Giving page and would be so grateful for any donations, no matter how big or small. I will be posting updates about the project on Instagram- @zambezischoolproject.

Lots of love & thank you,

Amelie Osborn-Smith

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 17, 2022

    Really well done

  • Anonymous

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    Aug 3, 2022

    £5.00

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    Aug 2, 2022

    £100.00

  • The Bettons

    The Bettons

    Jul 29, 2022

    So impressed by all that you're achieving. Wow, just brilliant! XX

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 28, 2022

    Please keep going to raise enough money to build this school.

  • Carl Whaite

    Carl Whaite

    Jul 20, 2022

    Enjoying your story, from a near disaster, to helping those who need it most . Hope you achieve your goal.

    £25.00

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    Jul 15, 2022

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Amelie Osborn-Smith

Amelie Osborn-Smith

Livingstone, Zambia

The Zambezi School Project

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