Serenje Orphans Childrens Home
                      
                                     ( SOCH )

Serenje Orphans Appeal


lovingly supported
 
through
 
ZOA and SOA




SOCH
 ('Serenje Orphans Childrens Home') is an orphanage in Serenje, a small rural town in Zambia, some 500km from the capital city, Lusaka.  Residing at SOCH are 28 children mainly of Primary School age. Children leaving SOCH continue to be supported by SOCH through various initiatives.

LATEST NEWS (May 2020):  The orphanage remains closed whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in force in Zambia. Since ZOA and SOA cannot raise funds during their own school closures, an emergency budget for 2021 has been prepared where the local sustainability projects (SOCH Inn and Hammer Mill) will need to increase their contribution to a figure of 37% of the running costs of SOCH. At this point in time, SOCH appears financially viable for 2021, but if fund-raising efforts remain thwarted by the virus, the pressure will be on!

SOA is seeking donations to cover some of the 2021 college tuition fees (from January to December) for the 5 orphans in Zambian university/colleges. These include 3 girls who will be in their final year (2 in Nursing and 1 in Teaching), 2 boys (1 in Nursing to finish in 2022, 1 in Computer Science to finish in 2024). 
The cost of tuition and accommodation fees per student is about £50 per month. If YOU can help even with a small regular monthly donation, it will be greatly appreciated by these young folk. Click here to donate through JustGiving.

HOW IS THE ORPHANAGE COPING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS THREAT - Besides the present closure and financial planning for 2021, please see the latest newsletter: March Newsletter from Orphanage
 

This photo was taken 9 years ago. You should see this young man now, after he has enjoyed the love, care and access to education that the SOCH orphanage is providing for him and other children.


SEE HIS STORY, AND THAT OF OTHERS, ON THE PAGE  'Children being supported'


Here is SOCH Inn, a guesthouse in Serenje providing accommodation for local travellers. Profits from it support the running of the SOCH orphanage

Interested to know how else we are building sustainability into SOCH ?  


SEE OUR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS ON THE PAGE 'Sustainability projects'

How does the SOCH orphanage find the funds that it needs to provide food, clothing and education for the children who live at the site, and for those who have now left the orphanage?



SEE THE SUPPORTING CHARITIES ON THE PAGE ' How do we help?'

If you want to see photos and videos, and read details of the great progress of the SOCH orphanage over the years, there are many items here for you to enjoy.



SEE PICTURES AND READ ABOUT THE GROWTH OF SOCH ON THE PAGE 'Photos, videos, reports'