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PEPAIDS The End of an Era

But it's not all doom and gloom! We've been able to contact most of you now to let you know that after 16 years, almost to the day, of PEPAIDS starting, we have decided that it is time to bring it to an end.  It has been an amazing journey, we have achieved some wonderful things and touched many, many thousands of lives. However, economic, political and personal factors have all contributed to our partner organization, SAPEP, finding that it is no longer sustainable. PEPAIDS' heart for SAPEP, and the people they reach out to in Zambia, have been our driving force. Rather than continue with different partners, with whom it would take years to build the same level of relationship, we have decided to close the charity on March 31st 2017
(PEPAIDS  Registered Charity No.1140353 (incorporating 1093039) has been closed with the Charities Commission for England and Wales in June 2017!)

We have been busy right until the end! Here is what we've been up to.

The Growing Futures Project

In 2016 we finished our Growing Futures Project in which we ran 14 educational camps for orphans and the most vulnerable children in our communities. We estimate that this will have impacted over 2700 people in Zambia and dozens of UK volunteers who came out to help us on our camps! Read more...

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Schools of Good Hope

img_3283In Zambia, schools are obliged to provide adequate teaching facilities and accommodation in order for the Government to send and pay trained teachers. The last year has been spent building for the future at two of our Community Schools. Thanks to the amazing generosity of their UK partner schools, Davyhulme Primary (Matimbia) and Loxford School of Science and Technology (Kafwefwe), we have been busy finishing two of our ongoing building projects. Read more...

George's Marvellous Motorbike

gmmbGeorge Malambo has been one of the most inspirational Zambian Peer Educators of our story. To this day, George has worked hard to do what he can to help the poorest and sickest in his community and further afield, as well as inspiring all of our UK volunteers.  So as our parting gesture, PEPAIDS wanted to reward him for 16 years of amazing service. Our final gift to our friends in Zambia will be to buy George a motorbike, to help him get to market from his remote village location, so that he can sell more of his products and continue to invest in the future of his community! How’s that for a grand finale?!! Read more...


And Finally...

hallenprofile_1-2732898381-lThank you so much to everyone who has invested time, money and enthusiasm into PEPAIDS over the last 16 years! It’s been an amazing privilege to pull together to bring hope to some of Zambia’s poorest people. 

Special thanks to our long term volunteers and trustees, who have made my dream a reality and this journey possible: Nina Atkins, Sheila Greatrex-White, Eric Dunkley, Mike Allen, Alex Molasiotis, Irene Avis, Jack Graham, Tom Graham, Jolanthe Bax, Sasha Kasthuriarachchi, Vincent Hesselwood, Liz Halliwell, Amy King, Katie Treweeks, Ed Stacey. 

And of course, PEPAIDS would not have been able to do a single thing without our great friends and colleagues at SAPEP in Zambia: Wilson Nyirenda, Kenneth Bweluuma, Oliver Mukumpaila, George Malambo, Bernadette Kadimba, Joyce Hamboze, and every volunteer and peer educator. It’s been a blast!

Helen Allen, founder and CEO PEPAIDS

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George's Marvellous Motorbike!

George Malambo has been one of the most inspirational Zambian Peer Educators of our story. To this day, George has worked hard to do what he can to help the poorest and sickest in his community and further afield, as well as inspiring all of our UK volunteers. So as our parting gesture, PEPAIDS wanted to reward him for 16 years of amazing service.

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