"The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not intend to sit"
COVID-19 is affecting Lusaka as it is the rest of the world. In March, all schools, libraries, restaurants, etc. were ordered closed. In following with guidelines and with what the Appleseed staff and management believe is safe, we remain closed.
Zambia has NO help for those who lose their jobs. There are NO social services to help families with basic needs. Thanks to our faithful and consistent monthly donors, we have managed to continue to pay our staff of 10 during these hard times. The longer the crisis last, the more difficult it is to do this. Please consider helping to keep our wonderful and dedicated staff afloat until operations can resume. Donate Today.
The Food Program
The most basic necessity is the most difficult to sustain. With the help of private donations and support of the students and families from The Athenian School in California, RHO Appleseed has been able to provide lunches for the children of Bauleni for the past 6 years. While this help is and has been invaluable, it is not enough to sustain or grow the program each month. Adequate nutrition is vital. Many community children suffer from stunting or wasting due to inadequate nutrition.
RHO Appleseed currently strives to serve over 250 free meals per week to all children who come to the center. Our meals are a nutritious variety of protein, starch and vegetables. $5000 annually allows RHO Appleseed Community Center to fully fund the meal program and expand to 350 meals per week.
Please consider a donation to support this vital program.
Founders: Joy and Ken Hoffman
Lusaka, Zambia, Africa
School Scholarship Fund
Appleseed is proud to support orphans and vulnerable children attend and be successful in secondary school. We have found, over the years, that merit must be considered when supporting students at this level. Therefore, minimum requirement to apply for a secondary scholarship is passing the secondary Zambian government exam given after grades 7 and 9.
A Secondary Scholarship includes school fees, uniform, shoes, a set of text books and extra monthly tutoring in select subject areas.
$400 per year provides a full package scholarship to a student in grades 8-12. Supported costs are as follows
School Fees- $120 Uniform + School Shoes - $80
Text Books - $50
Notebooks/pencils/backpack - $30
Extra tutoring (5 days/wk) - $120
Connect to the World
The ability to provide online learning is invaluable, especially in a community of 25,000 people who have very little access to affordable internet.
$1500 per year will provide unlimited internet access in the evening and weekend hours. This will be invaluable to our older learners as the center is open to young adult and adult learners in the evening hours.
Please consider a donation to support RHO Appleseed’s Connect to the World Program and bring internet access to this underserved population.
Appleseed Athletes Program
RHO Appleseed sponsors 7 soccer teams, 5 boy and 2 girl teams. This is one of the most expensive programs we have, but also very important to our young athletes! Equipment, specifically soccer balls wear out quickly, so they are constantly needing to be replenished. Most of our player don't have soccer cleats or socks and often play in bare feet. Tournament entry fees are costly when you are trying to send all teams, and transportation to and from matches is another expense!
Our goal is to establish and fund these teams on an annual basis. Currently, the teams play in occasional local tournaments as funding permits; however, they miss many opportunities and they are not able to practice regularly. due to lack of equipment.
$5,000 annually is needed to adequately fund this program. This will enable all 7 teams to have uniforms, regular practices with paid coaches and participate in local tournaments.