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04 April 2019

Building for the future in Zambia

A special event will be taking place in Zambia next week as part of the Commonwealth Law Association (CLA) Annual Conference, 8th April – 12th April 2019.

The CLA and Law Society of Northern Ireland are supporting a unique project to raise funds for the Zambezi Sunrise Trust which supports key projects for local school children & women's groups.

Senior representatives including the Commonwealth Secretary General, The Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC and Mr Brian Speers, Vice President of the CLA will be attending for the official unveiling of a plaque and a new mural at Linda Community School in Livingstone, Zambia.

The school which is supported by the Zambezi Sunrise Trust is situated in a very disadvantaged area of Livingstone and it caters for 470 of its most vulnerable children. Those attending the school are selected by the community on the basis of their vulnerability – many are orphans and others have no means of support. If this school did not exist, most of these children would not be able to attend school at all.

Over the course of the last number of years the Trust with support from various organisations have succeeded in building a purpose built school and classrooms with a block of five rooms to support the children at Linda Community School. The unveiling of a plaque and new mural next week is part of the schools ongoing development plans.

Commenting in advance of the unveiling of the plaque and new mural, Brian Speers, Vice President of the CLA and Treasurer of the Law Society of Northern Ireland said;

“The CLA and Law Society are delighted to be supporting the Zambezi Sunrise Trust which is providing much needed resources and support to local school children. I would like to congratulate the Local school children and volunteers who have been working hard painting the mural on the rear of the school ready for its official unveiling next week”.

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