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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!

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!

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.

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!


6th graders raise over $2000 for PaKachele School!

In the Fall of 2010, the entire 6th grade at High Tech Middle North County school in San Marcos, CA embarked on a two month intensive project – to learn about the issues facing children in Zambia and to plan a Temwani Children’s Foundation fundraiser to help build PaKachele School..

6th graders at the middle school taped messages
for the children in Zambia.

HTMNC is a project-based school where students learn by experiencing the world around them. For the Fall they were able to incorporate their learning into their media classes by making Public Service Announcement videos, studying the geography and customs of Africa, fundraising planning, and public speaking. Temwani’s Technology Coordinator, Bevin Dunn, visited the students three times to show slideshows, play interactive games, and lead discussions.

Kids celebrate news of their first $100 donation. Fundraiser night poster – local Lion’s Club support. Colorful kid-made magnets for sale.

The culmination of their hard work and study came together with a Fundraiser Night on December 14, 2010. Students ran a Silent Auction with Zambian items provided by Temwani, manned over 10 craft and informational booths, and sold snacks for a showing of the Lion King movie.  The booths were full of creative ideas including decorating baseball caps, jewelry making and even a photo shoot with a classic car. The students also received a $100 grant from the Del Sol Lions Club to support their fundraiser costs.

Through their amazing efforts they were able to raise over $2000! The project also inspired their teacher Tracy Nathan to organize travel with a fellow teacher in the Summer of 2011 to visit Zambia and the PaKachele school in person.

Temwani is so proud of the kids, teachers and parents that supported this project, which is the largest school fundraising effort to date. Great job HTMNC and Zikomo (Thanks)!

Fundraiser Night

Coordinators Tracy Nathan and Bevin Dunn at the fundraiser. HTMNC students give pubic presentations. Having fun at the fundraiser!

Shop with “Causefidence” this Holiday Season!

What if Temwani Children’s Foundation earned a donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can!

And if you download the GoodSearch – Temwani Children’s Foundation toolbar, our cause will earn money every time you shop and search online – even if you forget to go to GoodShop or GoodSearch first! Read more

The 2008 Annual Campaign is underway!

by Regan Murray
Help us raise $25,000 to build boys and girls’ bathrooms so that the new school for orphans can open next year!

School HouseLast year, with your help, we raised more than $30,000 to construct a new school for orphans and vulnerable children. This new school will be a state-of-the-art primary school in the heart of one of the most impoverished areas of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Once built and fully operational, the school will offer a rigorous education to 210 children in grades 1-7, two meals per day, and caring adult supervision. Read more

Temwani’s Braille Printer Project

PrinterImagine that you are visually impaired, living in an impoverished area with few monetary resources, and have little access to education. How would you learn to protect yourself from HIV/AIDS?

The Temwani Children’s Foundation is supporting the HIV/AIDS Infor-Tech Africa (HAITA) project in its efforts to educate the visually impaired populations of Zambia. A Lusaka based NGO, its mission is to “provide adequate support, awareness, and bridge the gap of unequal distribution of HIV/AIDS literature…particularly the visually impaired community”.

HAITA is seeking a braille printer to produce HIV/AIDS educational literature for the visually impaired. With your help, KCF intends to purchase a printer and ship it to Zambia by October 2008. Every dollar you give will be matched (up to $3,000) thanks to a recent grant we received from the Tides Foundation.

There are many ways you can help:

  • Run a race and donate the proceeds.
  • Hold a yard sale
  • Hold a bake sale
  • Ask a local band to donate proceeds from their next concert
  • Set up a donation jar at your local grocery store or eye doctor’s office
  • Make a donation to TCF earmarked for the Braille Printer Project.

School Raises over $1000 for Angel Project

Our Temwani Fundraising Experience
Submitted by the Huron Centennial School

Fundraisers at Huron Centennial Public School - Cananda

Our school raised money for the Temwani Children’s Foundation and we found it to be a very successful experience. It felt good to raise so much money for such a good cause.

Our school, Huron Centennial Public raised a grand total of $1000.92 which reached well above our goal! We had hoped to raise $500 but our school was so willing to give generous donations that we raised twice our goal.

With the information that we had on the Temwani Foundation, we explained to our students how to “be an angel” at Christmas. Our school was so happy to know that we were helping these children with school and supplies that were so desperately needed.

We would like to continue our involvement with the Temwani Foundation in the future and help those who are less fortunate.

Ben, Shannen, Lydia, Magnus, Sydney

Smart Web Searches Help the TCF

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What if the Temwani Children’s Foundation earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our mission? Well, now it can! Read more