Falconer Children’s Home
and Orphanage, Kabulamema, Zambia
February 2022 Video Update
We have published a new 7-minute video update on Youtube, with news on the generator, Covid, parcels and the roof replacement. To view the video please click on the following link:
Parcels To Zambia
During 2020 we were able to send out only two batches of parcels, due to issues with paperwork in Zambia. These issues have now been resolved, and we have just sent our third batch of 2021. The Zambian authorities have now made further changes to customs procedures, however, creating further challenges and complications for us, and for those at the Home who deal with these matters. Please pray that we are able to maintain a steady and trouble-free supply of goods to the Home.
Hymns for Zambia - The DVD
Following the success of the Hymns for Zambia Facebook event in May, a new DVD has been produced. The DVD contains eighteen hymns which were played on the day, with slideshows of photographs and video clips of various aspects of the Home. Please get in touch if you would like a copy. There is no charge for the DVD, but donations towards our work are always gratefully received.
Data Protection - Important Information
All charities and businesses must comply with new laws regarding data protection, known as GDPR. One new requirement is that we are able to demonstrate that everyone whose data we hold (names, addresses, email and phone numbers) has given permission for us to store this data. For this reason, we are asking everyone on our database to complete and return a consent form, so that we have this permission on record. You can obtain a consent form by clicking here .Please print off the form and send it to us, or scan it and email it to us.
Only supply the data you wish us to have (for example, you do not need to give your telephone number if you do not wish us to have it). If you receive your newsletter from someone other than ourselves (e.g. it is passed on to you from a friend or someone at church), and you are therefore not on our database, you do not need to complete a form. Completing and returning the form will also ensure that we have your information correct and up to date. If you do not complete a form then unfortunately we will have to remove you from our database.
Please click here to read our privacy notice detailing your rights regarding the data we hold on you.
New Collection Point in Wanstead
We are delighted to announce that Wanstead Baptist Church has now become a collection point for donated goods for the Falconer Trust. We are so grateful to Rev. David Morgan and the fellowship at Wanstead for building a lovely new shed to collect our goods.
If you would like to deliver items to the church for the Falconer Trust, you can contact David on 02085 188022 or 07874 631774, or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
The address for Wanstead Baptist Church is 29-31 Wellington Road, London, E11 2AS
Zambia experienced a spike in cases during January 2022, which now appears to have subsided. As of 17th February 2022 there have been 310,155 cases, and 3,939 deaths.
As can be seen in the graph below, the vaccination programme has been rather variable. A little over 1.8 million Zambians have received two doses of vaccine, equating to 9.5% of the population. Zambia is the 25th least vaccinated country in the world in terms of percentage of the population, though it compares favourably with many African countries.