Cecily's Fund is a UK-registered charity which enables almost 10,000 Zambian children and young people, who have been orphaned or made vulnerable by AIDS, to go to school and college.
Our small UK team works through well-run Zambian partner organisations to buy and distribute shoes, uniforms, books and pens and contribute towards school fees, without which they are simply unable to go to school. Education is one of the most effective ways of protecting children from HIV. We support them right through to the end of school, and offer some the opportunity to train as teachers or as peer health educators, running school workshops on HIV. We regularly visit Zambia to ensure all donations are being spent effectively exactly where they are needed.
Cecily's Fund was set up in memory of Cecily Eastwood who died in an accident while volunteering with orphans in Zambia. For more information see www.cecilysfund.org