Falconer Children’s Home
and Orphanage, Kabulamema, Zambia
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The Falconer Trust
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 Director of the Trust is now their son Ken. The trust has a warehouse and office in Norfolk, from where all of the donated goods are stored and dispatched. In May 2014 Neil Starling became the Manager of the Falconer Trust, taking over the day-to-day running of the charity.
The Falconer Children’s Home
The Falconer Children’s Home and Orphanage was established in 1947 by 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 it 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
To see a list of food items, clothing and other goods which we can send to the home.
3 Linmore Court
Threxton Road Industrial Estate
Norfolk IP25 6NG
Phone 01953 884468 (Office)
Phone/Fax 01953 885654 (Ken Webb)
Phone 01953 851898 (Neil Starling)
Chriistmas 2019 Newsletter
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The 2019 Visit
In July Ken, Pat, their grandson Jonathan, and Neil visited the Falconer Home. Since last year’s visit, a great deal of work has been done around the home. Repairs have been made to the roof of the main house to stop leaks, and a verandah is being built which will provide shelter for the children in the rainy season. Much attention was given to the issues of power and water, and as a short term solution we sent out two portable generators and two water pumps. Since our return, Simon has managed to get the old diesel generator running, but we will still need to consider what is the best long term solution.
We were excited to see progress at the farm, where houses are being built for workers, and poultry houses, a piggery and a dairy building are being built.
You can read more about the trip in the Summer 2019 newsletter.
2018 and 2019 DVDs
The DVD from the 2018 visit, ‘Changes and Challenges’ is now available. Please get in touch if you would like a complimentary copy.
The 2019 DVD is in preparation. Please let us know if you would like a copy when it is ready.
One of the houses being built at the farm.
‘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 a suggested donation of £9.50 including p&p, and all proceeds go towards the work of the Falconer Trust. Please email, telephone or write to request a copy.
A batch of parcels being unloaded at the Falconer Home.