Amphora Launches Change 4 Change

Amphora Group Launches Change 4 Change Amphora Restaurant & Amphora Diner Deluxe recently kicked off its Change 4 Change campaign and has since raised over $3,000 benefiting Meant 2 Live Foundation’s OZ Project that serves more than 200 orphans with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable children in Zambia by providing schooling and other services!  Click here to read the full […]


The Kids Are Growing Up

My wife and I just returned home after a week in Lusaka, Zambia with Fr. Abraham and Tasoni Dalia. The trip, which has become a once a year occurrence for our family was incredible and this year was made extra special as we arrived in time for the OZ project kids to get their much […]


Can I Come Too?

  After school hours, a group of girls came while I was preparing for the next day. They asked if they could sit and read some books while I work. Since we are very limited with our current library, the books must stay at school. When examining the children, I didn’t recognize two of them. “We […]


Beer Anyone?

  Five of our children at St. Abanoub school have been abandoned by their father. The oldest child is in 6th grade and the youngest is in preschool.  The mother is ill, and can’t afford to pay her children’s tuition for this term, which consists of $3/child, so all her children have missed the first […]


No Play Doh? No Problem!

  In Mini-Studio, teacher Mambwe asked students to be creative and make mammals out of materials since they ran out of play doh. The next day, each child was to present their animal and share a fun fact they learned about it. To her surprise, some students molded animals from soil and brought them to class! […]


Moment of Joy…

A friend asked me what was the one thing so far that touched me within the month that I have been here. I spoke about a young gentleman Bornface, who went to another crowded school before he came to ours (approx. 90 children in one classroom). Year after year the teachers at that school passed […]


Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

Since we have a carpet in the class, our first and second graders enjoy rolling around during teaching time. As I expressed my frustrations to my colleague Mambwe, begging her for some advice as to how I could keep them from rolling; she explained that most of these kids do not have a carpet at […]


Determined, but No Shoes

Raphael is a dedicated student who spends hours studying, forsaking time with his friends determined to pass his 7th grade exams. One day after school, he approaches me with concern in his eyes. “I may not come to school tomorrow, I have borrowed my neighbor’s shoes today, and I need to give them back.” What […]


Writing on my hand…

                One day, we were working on the letter G. I asked the students to think of some words that started with the letter G as in “goat”. They came up with the following: God, going, Go TV, glory, girl, getting, green, game.  I wrote each word on the […]


How St. Abanoub School is Making an Impact

There are hundreds of government schools in Lusaka, Zambia. Most classrooms include between 70 and 80 students per grade, one teacher and a few textbooks to share among the students. A large number of students who attend these schools cannot read, even in the upper grades. Many actually fail their grade 7 exams and cannot […]