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
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”.
You can make a donation to http://www.zambezisunrisetrust.co.uk/get-involved/
Local school children helping out