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Cecily’s Fund is a UK registered non-governmental organisation committed to improving the prospects for every Zambian orphan and vulnerable child to grow up to lead a self-reliant, healthy and fulfilling life.
We do this by working with trusted Zambian partner organisations to ensure that these children have access to education and gain knowledge, life skills and HIV information.
Our work is focused solely in Kitwe and Lusaka, Zambia where HIV rates are particularly high.
Cecily’s Fund’s vision is of a Zambia in which every child is educated and grows up to lead a self-reliant, healthy, fulfilling life and play an integral part in Zambia's development.
To achieve this we have made a commitment to support each child that we take on right to the end of his or her school career. This is only possible with the help of our supporters. >>How you can help
Our structure & origins
Cecily's Fund has three full-time and three part-time staff and a board of nine trustees. We work closely with local Zambian partners, government schools, community members and with the Zambian Ministry of Education to complement and strengthen the efforts that Zambians are already making to support their orphans and other vulnerable children.
Our work supports the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals targets to "ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling" and "have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV".
Cecily's Fund was set up in 1998 in memory of Cecily Eastwood who died in a traffic accident while on a gap year in Zambia.
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