Falconer Children’s Home
and Orphanage, Kabulamema, Zambia
The Falconer Chidren’s Home
The Falconer Trust was formed in 1980 by Henry and Irene Webb, and its primary aim is to support the work of Lilias Falconer and the Children’s home that she started in 1949 in Kabulamema, Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia. Henry and Rene both passed away in 2010 and the day-to-day running of the Trust is now in the hands of his son Ken and his wife Pat, who from their base in Norfolk receive and despatch all of the donated goods. In May 2014 Neil Starling became the Manager of the Falconer Trust, taking over much of the day-to-day running of the trust.
The Falconer Children’s Home and Orphanage was established in 1947 byt Lilias Falconer, a nurse from Manchester. It is situated in Kabulamema, in a remote part of the North Western province of Zambia. Miss Falconer ran the Home for fifty years, until she passed away in 1998, and is now being run by her children. Simon Samutala arrived at the Home just two days old and is now in charge of all the different activities and projects. Miriam Mulyata came when she was seven days old, and having trained as a nurse has the responsibility of looking after the children’s welfare and the running of the main house.
Miss Falconer with Luke Fundulu and his infectious granny
Nyachinduwa 21.3.47, we think at Chitokoloki Hospital
‘Mama Ndona’ by Pat Webb
This book tells the fascinating and inspiring story of Lilias Falconer, ‘The Lady With The Golden Heart’, and the establishing of the Falconer Children’s Home and Orphanage at Kabulamema.
It draws extensively on Miss Falconer’s correspondence, as well as many personal reminiscences.
The book is available for £9.50 including p&p, and all proceeds go towards the work of the Falconer Trust. Please email or write to request a copy.
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Neil, Den and Geoff had a successful trip to the Falconer Home during the last two weeks of June. A great deal was accomplished in terms of working on the Home’s policies and procedures, and we also saw ceiling boards being installed in the refurbished dormitory. A solar lighting system is being installed in the main building, so that the workers can attend to the children during the night. You can see photos of the visit by going to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thefalconertrust/
Please note that we will no longer be able to send medication to the Falconer Home. This is due to new UK government legislation concerning the export of medical items. We cannot send paracetamol, aspirin, Calpol, Dioralyte, Strepsils, Savlon, Germoline or anything else of a similar nature. This will obviously create great difficulties for the Home, and staff will now need to find ways to obtain these items locally. We are still able to send items such as plasters and bandages, as these are classed as ‘devices’.
To see a list of food items, clothing and other goods which we can send to the home.