Christopher Mulenga of Friends of the Street Children has sent me this photograph of Zacharia graduating. Zacharia came to the street in 1999 when he was 9 years old. According to Christopher, his parents were drunks and did not care about him. He started attending the open air street corner classes provided by Friends of Street Children (FOSC), and then went into one of FOSC’s residential homes. After a few weeks he ran away. FOSC did not lose contact with Zacharia, and found him a place at a local school where he studied construction and carpentry. He graduated and was given a set of carpentry tools, which he sold a few days later in order to pay for food.Zac ended up on the streets again, but he kept in touch with FOSC. When he was 16 FOSC found him a place at another school. They paid for his accommodation and fees, and once he graduated helped him find work. He is now employed on a building site as a roofer.
Help fund FOSC and the excellent work they do by buying tickets to FASCINATING AIDA’S concert for street children. Only 6 days to go. Still a few tickets left.
with Massive Violins
At the New 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA
7.30 p.m. 3rd December 2012
Tickets £40. Includes white wine and smoked salmon.
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All proceeds to the care of homeless children in Africa. Romilly’s Foundation pays no European salaries