Fundación Livingstone was founded in 2014 by Neil Collen, Ree Gillett and the Livingstone Partners team of Spain. Neil and Ree had spent many years visiting Africa and were aware of the needs of rural areas. In Zambia and through Project Luangwa they learned of the needs of the local communities and the lack of educational infrastructure. Neil, impressed by the “Livingstone” connection with Livingstone Partners proposed the idea of rebuilding a school in Zambia to his international partners and was met with great enthusiasm.

 

Neil (middle) at the Groundbreaking Ceremony with Gilbert Mwale, head teacher and Dave hopsong of Project Luangwa

Since then, Kapita school has been rebuilt and the number of students has doubled. Livingstone Partners continues to support the project and have recently funded a new IT math program at Kapita school. Their support is invaluable and Kapita School students now have a better chance to be successful in math and other subject areas and through this success perhaps change the course of their lives.

We have reached out to the American School of Valencia who have financed uniforms, furniture and even a visit from the Kapita head teacher to Valencia. ASV students have exchanged letters with the children of Kapita. They have raised funds through bakesales, read-a-thons and a fun run. Through connecting our children to the children of the Luangwa Valley, we hope they will learn tolerance and understanding.

 

Our many generous donors in Valencia and the rest of Spain as well as abroad have make it possible for Livingstone Foundation to support our many projects dedicated to education and access to clean water. On our frequent visits to the area we are always grateful to see the changes made possible with your help.

 

Ree, a Kapita student and Freddy Frog