Zamcog is a UK registered charity committed to empowering Zambia’s most at-risk children by funding urgently needed education and housing.

We began by supporting 8 children in 2003 and have since supported over 3000 children through our work.

We have changed the trajectory of many children’s lives but there are many more children in desperate need of our support. And we need your help to give it to them …..


We believe that every child has the right to education.

Through education and housing programmes, we support orphaned and vulnerable children to build futures. Ultimately, we strive towards breaking the cycle of poverty in Zambia by funding education, housing and food support to children and young adults under the age of 25.


Students supported
Children and their families supported
Children currently housed and fed
Students currently enrolled in primary and secondary schools
Students in further education and training
£4.4 million raised


We have seen the enormous impact that our work has had on these children’s lives. We want to continue to support them and to extend our support to as many vulnerable children as we can.
In order to do that, we need your help.


From our supported children…

Hellen KasongoBeneficiary at Shitma School (sponsored by ZAMCOG)
“The generosity and care that Zamcog has shown to the vulnerable and less fortunate inspired me to try to be a voice for the voiceless. I hope my story will help people to continue believing in their dreams and encourage those who can, to support those who sincerely need it.”
Gilbert LoleWho was orphaned and living on the street and was supported by Zamcog through the education, housing and feeding programmes
“This year I was given work at Lubuto Child Care Centre under the sponsorship of Zamcog which I am very grateful for. I would love to say thank you to the Zamcog board and the management at LCC. May the almighty God continue blessing and protecting you all.”
Justina BandaWho received the necessary support from Zamcog to enter tertiary education.
“I never imagined that tertiary education would be possible for me. We were very poor and my mother was not working. Everything seemed impossible because we never had any other relatives to help pay for my college.”
Jackson LimandeA major beneficiary of the charity who was supported from primary education through to university
“Shitima [a school sponsored by Zamcog] became an answer to my adversities, it gave me hope to never back down because, with their sponsorship, I saw a light at the end of the tunnel,”