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Falconer Children’s Home

and Orphanage, Kabulamema, Zambia

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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. If you currently receive our newsletters by mail you will receive a form prepaid envelope for return with your Spring 2018 newsletter. Alternatively you can complete the form by clicking here and printing off a form.


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.













DVD Available


A DVD is available,entitled ‘Walking In The Light’,  based on footage taken during the 2017 visit. If you would like a complimentary copy, please email us at mail@thefalconertrust.co.uk

Maintenance and Improvements


Simon and his team have several maintenance jobs to take care of, as a result of a particularly severe rainy season. The paving at the front of the main house needs to be repaired in order to stop rainwater running towards the house and destroying the foundations. Repairs are also needed for the retaining wall of the fish pond. Simon is also keen to upgrade the kitchen in the main house, and build a second kitchen at the other end of the house.











Electricity


During June 2017, Neil, Dennis and Geoff visited the Falconer Home. One of the key issues facing the Home during our stay was the matter of electricity. The main diesel generator which provides power to the Home was out of action, needing repairs. This meant that the water pump could not be used, so there was no running water in the Home either. A small portable generator was being used to power light in the evenings, but this was not powerful enough to run the pump as well. We were able to pay for a solar light system to be purchased, which is now being fitted. The exciting news is that mains electricity is now being installed in Kabulamema. This will obviously make a huge difference to life at the Home.


Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Finance Policy


The Falconer Trust has produced a formal Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. We recognise the importance of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children at the Home during our visits, and providing a framework for dealing with any potential issues which may arise. The staff at the Home have adopted a similar policy, so that the same level of protection and transparency is in place at all times. To view our policy click here. We have also adopted a Financial Management Policy, to ensure that all financial matters are handled in a transparent and rigorous manner.