Zambia Gold is a non-profit organization run entirely by students from Gonzaga University that exports fair trade goods from the Northwestern Province of Zambia. Through practicing accompaniment, Zambia Gold cultivates a partnership between students from Gonzaga and the people of Zambezi, Zambia in pursuit of sustainable economic and educational development.
We invite you to join us in enjoying some of the world's most unique honey while contributing to the economic and educational empowerment of Zambezi. All profits from the honey go toward the Chilena Basic Upper School, in Zambezi, Zambia.
Currently the school in Chilena holds two class sessions a day to accommodate the over eight hundred students in only nine classrooms with twenty-three teachers and six student teachers. We passionately believe in education, and we have seen first hand the difficulties these children face when they can barely see the teacher over the ocean of students crammed into classrooms.
Over the next five years, the goal is to support educational priorities set by the Zambezi community. We have been working to raise the capital to bring electricity to the school, finish a three classroom addition, and complete the district's first library. The development of this library has gained significant community support and will house 20,000 books and be a meaningful resource for the Chilena Basic School, as well as the Zambezi community.
Each Zambia Gold intern, at some point during her or his time at Gonzaga, travels to Zambezi and spends a month immersed in the beautiful Zambian community. It is not our wish to force business or capitalistic economy upon the people of this community; rather, let us open the eyes of the children to education, and let the future build itself.