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Flying Pig LogoWe are proud to once again be a Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon Charity!

Please support the runners of the Flying Pig Marathon who are running for Temwani!

Just click the donation button below to make your contribution.

We wish everyone a great race!

2012 Annual Campaign Results!

With your help and that of more than 100 other generous donors around the world, Temwani Children’s Foundation raised over $20,000 through our Annual Campaign Matching Gift Challenge! With your help, hope is blossoming for the children at PaKachele Primary School in Lusaka Zambia!

ZIKOMO KWA MBILI! Many Thanks! Generous donors like you are making a difference!

Accomplishments & Thanks so big it won’t fit in this Post!

What a Year! Thanks for all our supporters help! Click the image below to view the web poster that displays many of the wonderful things we all accomplished in 2012 for PaKachele School in Zambia!

Temwani 2012 Accomplishments for PaKachele School

Calling All Angels! – Holiday Angel Project 2012

It’s hard to believe it, but this year will be the 8th year of the Temwani Children’s
Foundation Annual Holiday Angel Project. (This was our first program, started the year before we formed the Foundation!)

Since 2005, now over 1200 orphaned and vulnerable
in Lusaka, Zambia have received necessary clothing, hygiene and school
supplies! All because generous people like you recognized that a little boost is
sometimes all that’s necessary to make a difference.

With your help, Temwani Children’s Foundation will provide these bare essentials to
children in grades 1-5 at the PaKachele Primary school.

Your contribution of just
$25 or more ensures that over 175 children will receive:

angels uniforms A school uniform, part of the standard code of dress in Zambian public
schools. Past uniforms tailored by the Mapalo Women’s sewing group of Ngombe.
angels sweaters A sweater to wear in the cold dry season, knit by the Mapalo Women’s
Sewing Group on a knitting machine donated through the Temwani Children’s Foundation.
angels food Two hot meals a day served at PaKachele School to support developing minds and growing bodies.
angels supplies School supplies, such as pencils, paper, & books to help with important daily

Please join us today! Share your love this holiday season with an orphaned child in


Hope Blossoms Annual Campaign

Hope Blossoms in our Annual Campaign with our First Matching Gift Challenge!

This year a wonderful supporter, who loves our mission, will match each dollar donated to our Annual Campaign up to $10,000!

Your donation today will ensure that PaKachele school expansion, teaching, learning, playing and eating nutritious food continue.

In January:

  • The school will expand to include grade five
  • A new teacher will be hired to teach 35 new students
  • Additional food will be prepared for hungry kids each day
  • Pencils, paper, & supplies will be needed to help them finish their assignments.

Please accept this matching gift challenge and help hope blossom for even more children in Zambia. 

As the school expands 25% next year, consider increasing your own donation by 25%.Help Temwani reach its fundraising goal of $20,000 for the orphans and vulnerable children at PaKachele School.

View the latest video of PaKachele Primary School and hear from the children themselves about how you are impacting their lives!

New Video Highlights PaKachele School & Temwani’s Contributions

Temwani is excited to share this new 9 minute video about PaKachele School in Zambia, built with support from the Temwani Children’s Foundation.

Video footage is by the Zambian company Loyola Productions and includes:

  • The PaKachele Opening Ceremony
  • Interviews with Director Angela Malik
  • Highlights from Temwani Co-Presidents Regan Murray and Leah Berger
  • Child spotlights
  • Many wonderful shots of the brave children the school serves and supports

Watch this new video below!

High School Students Wrap for Donations

People To People Club members wrapping

People To People Club members led by Ayesha Kapil (far right) take the first shift at wrapping gifts for donations.

For the past five holiday seasons, Temwani Board Officer,  Bevin Dunn, has wrapped gifts at a San Diego based Barnes and Noble bookstore in return for donations to Temwani.  It’s a great way to benefit HIV/AIDS orphans in Zambia, gives Temwani Children’s Foundation public exposure, and, says Bevin:  “I always meet wonderful people who inspire me with their generosity.”

One year while gift wrapping, Bevin met a couple whose daughter Ayesha was forming a branch of the service club, People To People, at Torrey Pines High School. “I ended up giving a few presentations to the new group, including slideshows about Temwani’s work.  I also helped the students brainstorm ways to raise funds for charities and gave them tips on how to talk about a cause they care about,” Bevin shared.

The following year, Ayesha’s club tackled a gift wrapping day of their own, taking on a busy weekend in three shifts. They were nervous about how to engage strangers with their message about Temwani Children’s Foundation in the short time it takes to wrap a book (usually just 1-2 minutes!).

busy wrapping for donation

“After giving them pointers at the beginning of the shift, I felt bad when the very first customer didn’t give a donation,” Bevin said.  “But, it helped the kids improve their message about why they were wrapping gifts, and after only one hour, they had filled the donation basket!  The second crew had a prime shopping time, and wrapped up a storm, pulling in several $20 donations.  The third shift was busy with people who gave large donations, and received the largest donation of $30.  These kids rocked it!!”

“I am so proud of all the students, and they were excited knowing they really made a difference for orphans in Zambia.  They blew away their goal of raising $120, and almost doubled it, raising a total of $230 in one day!”    Later, the club raised an additional $80 at a book drive.

Zikomo (many thanks) goes out to Ayesha Kapil and the members of Torrey Pines’ People to People for their help!

You too can raise money for Temwani by wrapping gifts during the holiday season! Most large chain bookstores provide opportunities for charitable groups to gift wrap during the winter holidays for a chosen nonprofit organization that keeps all the donations received by volunteers. The stores provide the wrapping supplies-all you need to do is show up! Time slots start to fill up in October, and volunteers are needed from Thanksgiving to Christmas. If you are looking for a fun way to help Temwani Children’s Foundation this year, this is a great option! 

Contact Bevin at:  dunn [@] for more information.

New Annual Report Published

Temwani Annual Report 2010Worth the wait, the 2010 Annual Report is ready to read and download!  This 12-page PDF is a beautiful full color publication with project updates, donor and financial information plus some inspiration!

Click to download the Annual Report PDF >>
Annual Report 2010 Sample Pages

Temwani is an Official Charity for the Flying Pig Marathon

Flying Pig LogoPlease support the runners of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon who are running for Temwani!

Just click the donation button below to make your contribution.

We wish everyone a great race!


With Your Help, Love Grows – 2011 Holiday Angel Project

Temwani Children’s Foundation’s Holiday Angel Project, provides essential clothing, hygiene and  school supplies to orphaned and vulnerable children of the Ngombe neighborhood,  in Lusaka, Zambia.

Last year, more than 200 students at three schools and a home for girls were given toothbrushes, socks, t-shirts, educational books and interactive toys. 

The children were grateful for all of the gifts, but when we brought out the soccer balls and jump ropes at PaKachele Primary School, the kids went wild! More recently, the school hosted intramural sports competitions with other area schools, building confidence and teamwork among the children.

Additionally, students at PaKachele School received uniforms (seen below) tailored by the Mapalo Women’s sewing group of Ngombe and sweaters produced on a knitting machine donated through the Temwani Children’s Foundation in 2006.

children on playground with Angels gifts

With simple basic tools, orphaned and vulnerable children can grow and thrive! This year, we are striving to provide gifts to 300 children!

$25 or more ensures that each child receives a school sweater or uniform, toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, and school supplies.

Share your love this holiday season with an orphaned child in Zambia! Visit our Holiday Angels Page to learn more and make a donation!