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Isaac reaches the home straight

Sponsored Zambian student Isaac Nkhata heads into the final year of his teaching degree

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Isaac is now back at University in Lusaka having spent three months gaining teaching experience in Marula, a small village on the outskirts of the South Luangwa National Park and a likely destination for Isaac to teach once he is qualified.

Acorn, along with two other families, sponsor Isaac, meeting his university fees and living expenses for the four year course. This is part of Project Luangwa, a charitable organisation formed by the Safari Operators of South Luangwa National Park as a part of their commitment to responsible tourism.

Their aim is to create an effective, co-ordinated approach to helping local communities improve their long term economic prospects whilst avoiding a negative impact on the environment and wildlife.

Jenny Waterhouse, owner of the Marula Lodge guest house in Zambia where the sponsoring families first met Isaac, said:

‘We believe as a charity operating in Zambia that by developing and improving education in schools and creating training opportunities we can help families have the chance of a lasting and sustainable income.

Thank you once again and I can tell you that Isaac is the most appreciative person we have ever sponsored! He is going to be a great teacher and a great man!’

The Marula Lodge offers accommodation and game drives into the South Luangwa National Park, one of Africa's premiere safari destinations.

Published: 22 Sep 2015

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