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Zambia Footprints

Safety and education for vulnerable children

Footprints provides outreach to children who find themselves on the streets in Zambia, supporting them with the objective of moving them off the street into partner organisations or back to their own family to give them a brighter future.

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Please note that the trip dates may vary a day either way due to flight availability.

Overview:

Advisory 18+   /   City   /   Vulnerable People

Mission Trip Dates

The Projects

Zambia Footprints Team

Location: Lusaka

This is a non-building team where we will be dedicating most of our time on outreach with one of our partners, Footprints, a charity working with street children. The Footprints team make regular visits to various zones around Lusaka where vulnerable children who have found themselves living on the streets for a variety of reasons congregate. There are two categories of children who can be found on the street, those who come to work and socialise during the day but have some form of home they return to at night and those children who live on the street permanently. These children’s ages range from 7 to 18 years old.  We are also finding more and more girls some with babies on the street.

There are many factors that attract children to the streets ranging from poverty at home and the need to go and beg/steal or make money; the death of either one or both parents; children not getting on with extended family or a step-parent; rejection or abuse at home or the hope that the city will bring new opportunities to make money and find freedom which sadly is almost never realised.

Footprint’s mission is to engage regularly with the children forming friendship and trust and listening to their stories and problems. The team are then able to support the child and work through their issues with the eventual goal of re-integrating them with their families where appropriate or found a safe house to provide shelter from the dangers of the street and receive support and care and an opportunity to get back in to school or receive skills training.

Rest and Relaxation

Zambia is known for its stunning natural beauty and wildlife. At the end of our end of campaign you will have time to rest and relaxation at one of the local Lodges where we will enjoy the beautiful surroundings and refreshing pool, lovely food. It's a perfect time to unwind and connect with nature.


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Country Information

Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia

The time Zone is GMT +2 hours

Local language of Nyanja & Bemba, although some English is spoken

Up to 25°C in Jul-Aug / 35°C in Oct. Cool at night.

The Flight is approximately 10.5 hours.

The Impact So Far

The teams in Zambia Footprints have been doing an incredible job.
Here are a few of the most recent stories and stats from the projects...

Mission Trip Dates

Zambia Footprints 2024

31 Aug - 14 Sep 2024

Contribution:  £2,350

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Zambia Footprints 2025

30 Aug - 13 Sep 2025

Contribution:  £2,400

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The contributions listed are a reduced amount, based on the assumption that Gift Aid will be declared.

Orientation and Reunion days

Orientation days and reunion days are included to help you get the most from your trip.

Orientation Day

Reunion Day

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