Last night I went to a press conference for the Zambian Tourist Board in a London hotel. My VIP friend invited me and I was delighted to go along. I got to talk to the Managing Director, the Marketing Manager and the Board Chairman of the Zambian Tourism Board and to tell them how passionate I was about Zambia – that my Grandfather is buried in Lusaka, that I was in the Luangwa Valley last summer with my father, that I have many blog friends from that area and that I believe Zambia is one of the last great wildernesses of the world with so much to offer a certain type of tourist AND then one of them asked me to send him my CV because they are looking for Ambassadors for Zambia.
We stayed at the Norman Carr Safaris when we were there in the summer and I have many previous posts about our experience. They have devoted much time and effort into developing a fund to support and sponsor local children. Look at these gorgeous children taken from the Yosefe School where they are on the lookout for sponsorship. Their Kapani School Fund is searching for more sponsors to enable them to fulfill their commitment to well over one hundred sponsored students in 2010.
Despite the global economic crisis they still managed to achieve a great deal in 2009;
* Nearly two hundred pupils sponsored
* Raised funds to extend and refurbish library
* Built three new classrooms
* Assisted and supported community to build three further classrooms
* Replaced classroom roof blown off in storm
* New computer and generator purchased
* Stationery and sports equipment provided
* Safari Guide mentoring project continued
* Game drives and bush camp experiences for pupils
Unfortunately, the downturn continues to have adverse effects in our part of the world. Increases in school fees and general costs together with a marked loss of sponsors means that they risk a delay in fulilling our commitment to some our sponsored pupils.
So if anybody is interested in finding out more about how you can change young lives and help Zambia to a brighter future please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
So now I just need help with my CV. WHAT SHALL I SAY????
Here is a picture taken in the Luangwa Valley by Christina from Norman Carr Safari’s recently of a herd of 100 elephants – some of them using their trunks like naval periscopes:-