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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


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!

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!

Angels Project PSA Video by 6th Graders

A short and very cute Holiday Angels Project “Public Service Announcement” video made by 6th Graders at HTMNC school. I am sure you will forgive some sound issues knowing that the same 6th grade class raised over $2000 for PaKachele School :)

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!

With your help, love grows: Annual Campaign 2011


Lackson is one of the fast-growing, bright-eyed young shoots attending the PaKachele Primary School, the school your contributions have helped to build in Lusaka, Zambia. A second grader, he dreams of growing up to be a doctor who will “give injections and save lives.”

Lackson with Grandparents

Lackson, age 7, lives with loving grandparents who struggle to provide him with nutritious food and a reliable roof over his head. With your help, he is now a growing, thriving, ambitious second grader at PaKachele Primary School.

In order to help Lackson reach his dreams, the PaKachele School needs to be expanded to hold grades 4-7, new teachers need to be hired, and two meals need to be provided to students every day.

Please GIVE to our 2011 Annual Campaign to ensure a brighter future for Lackson and other orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia. Thank you!

Video – PaKachele School Opening Ceremony

March 25, 2011 marked the official opening ceremony for the PaKachele Primary School in Lusaka, Zambia. Board members Regan Murray, Bevin Dunn, and Leah Berger attended on behalf of the over 300 donors from the Temwani Children’s Foundation who have contributed to the building of the school over the past five years.

Click to read the story about the Open Ceremony day and view more photos.


It’s Official! Pakachele Opening Ceremony, March 25, 2011

Opening Day T-Shirt Drummers and Dancers Preschool Children Performing

Drums pounding out rhythms of celebration, children singing songs of praise, women dancing, laughter rippling through the crowd….. March 25, 2011 marked the official opening ceremony for the PaKachele Primary School in Lusaka, Zambia. Board members Regan Murray, Bevin Dunn, and Leah Berger attended on behalf of the over 300 donors from the Temwani Children’s Foundation who have contributed to the building of the school over the past five years. Read more

Guardians Sing and Give Video – ThanksTemwani Blanket Project

Taken April 2011, as part of the Temwani Children’s Foundation’s Blanket Project, which gives warm Zambian made blankets to the guardians of orphaned children at PaKachele Primary School and Kondwa Day Center in Lusaka, Zambia. Women and men who provide important care for these children, are singing and shaking hands of Temwani members just before the blankets were given out.