Friday, 26 October 2018

FoCH's inaugural fundraising seminar

Our inaugural fundraising seminar, at the University of Edinburgh, was a great success. Huge thanks to Professor Liz Grant, Director of the Global Health Academy/ Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance (ZUKHWA), for hosting us in the Chrystal Macmillan Building, a great central space . Also for linking us with Divinity PhD student, Jessie, from Nigeria, and young master Geoffrey, an undergrad Chemistry student from the Zambian Coppetbelt. Both were extremely helpful in enabling the overhead projector and ensuring the smooth running of the talk .
Our major thanks to our speaker, Mr Callum Christie for providing this first in a series of fundraising talks on Zambia. Callum's talk focused on his experiences as a District
Officer/ District Commissioner in feudal Barotseland (1959 to 1964). He had a great affinity with the local people and is very generous to our cause, puting all his book sales the day towards Friends of Chitambo.
Thanks to everyone who helped with arrangements, particularly our Trustee Heather Emond, who drove the publicity, and young Geofrey Njovu, undergraduate Chemistry student from the Zambian Copperbelt ,and Jessie, a Divinity PhD student from Nigeria, both of whom helped with the smooth running of the event.  And, of course, to our audience which included a number of Scottish Zambians, including some who grew up at Chitambo and Luapula Province.  We will keep you posted about future such events.

Callum talks

Trustees Heather and Chris (R) with university students Geofrey and Jessie (L) 

A few items for sale

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