Transformational and generational change is complex, but with God’s grace all things are possible. We’ve seen the impact our programs and sponsorship have on the lives of these beautiful children.
But What is Success?
Success varies from University degree to simply understanding Christ’s love and bringing that to their communities. All things are possible for these children, and we embrace the variety of ways they choose their path forward serving Him.
Our Philosophy of Success
The lens through which we view determines that which we are able to see.
As we review each child’s information it is important to consider the range of backgrounds, traumas, development barriers and general cultural realities that constitute “success” from both the third and first world perspectives. As such, Family Legacy very intentionally sets forth a mission designed to empower the vulnerable and orphaned children in Zambia to live out their God-given potential. We go into this mission with a keen understanding that a traditional first-world path is not the singular path of success for our enrolled children.
Rather success lives in each child’s ability to know, grow in, and walk with Christ while expanding his or her education for worldly achievement. And as we expand our understanding, we see that achievement ranges from financial success to simply being a productive member of one’s community. When our children graduate from high school we celebrate, and when they accept Christ we celebrate louder. Each of our walks with Him varies. The role Family Legacy and our sponsors play is one of empowerment, not judgment or mandating a path for the child’s future. We pray for Zambia to come alive with native doctors, entrepreneurs, engineers, and more, but we pray more fervently for Christians to live in accordance with His commands, spreading the truth of the gospel.
Therefore, if we simply give our children a foundation of education and exposure to the truth, we have shined a light into the darkness thus illuminating that child’s path and stoking Zambia’s future generations for transformational change. We remain deeply proud of our children’s academic achievements. We think that once we see their range of achievement through this lens, every day a child is sponsored is a celebration.
The Proof is in the Numbers
- 9th-Grade Completion Rate (2019):
- Zambian National 9th grade avg completion rate - 45%
- Family Legacy Average - 63%
- Meals Distributed Annually - 4.5 Million
- Home Visits Completed (2019) - 34,791
- Average amount of home visits per child (2019) - 3
- Active Trades Students - 58
- Active University Students - 98
- Number of Universities our Students Attend - 19
Stories Of Hope
Meet Nelly, she is a bright young lady who is continuing to reach her God-given potential as she serves in our schools as a teacher with a full-circle story of our…
Camp Life 2018 was a powerful and moving experience for both alumni and new participants. We had countless miracles happen throughout the summer. Claire Coppola, a new participant from Boston Massachusetts, shared…
“When I first came here, I struggled to fit in and understand why this was for my good. I enjoyed my independence before coming here, and always thought of leaving this place…
It was the summer of 2003 when Lahema first attended our annual Camp Life program. Family Legacy staff members were up-front leading songs for an excited sea of children. But there she…
“I love everything about being at school. This is the place I am most happy and receive the best care.” Esther is a seventh-grade student at Bauleni Legacy Academy. Well-spoken and full…
Family Legacy has impacted my life in more ways than one and I am so thankful for how they’ve loved and cared for me. I was just 14 years old when I…
“When I was younger, I used to go to school but had to stop because we could not afford school fees. Life was not easy for me to get a quality education,…