September 2019 Calendar of HOPE…

Students and staff are eagerly anticipating the arrival of 523 books for their new school library. Thanks to generous donations by guests of the 2018 Aylmer Breakfast and individuals like Eileen Peterson (she donated many copies of her original children’s novel – Prince Mikal’s Quest), the books will mean students can practice reading English. Proficiency in English is a critical part of education in Zambia and the library will mean the orphans at the Saikalo School in Kasama will have resources not previously afforded.

The books are soon to arrive via container and will be transported to the school through the cooperation and kindness of many on the ground Project HOPE partners. Our thanks to all who participated in facilitating this amazing answer to a critical need at the school!

While on safari in the South Luangwa National Park there are more than just mammals to see. Incredible species of birds are everywhere. The bird featured in this month’s Calendar of HOPE image is the Lilac-breasted Roller. You won’t find them in any tree-less areas, since they need to be constantly perched atop high vantage points in order to spot prey like insects and lizards. The Roller’s beautiful colouring is captured in the photograph.