In 2020, Chinyama, the first student from the Time + Tide Foundation’s Sponsorship Programme in Liuwa Plain, completed his secondary school education – the first ever resident from Mangolondo Village to complete high school. What’s more, he was the first resident to gain admission to the Copperbelt University, one of Zambia’s top higher learning institutions. Chinyama began his journey to pursue a medical degree in 2022 with further sponsorship from the Time + Tide Foundation.
“I have come such a long way with the support of Time + Tide Foundation from the time I was on sponsorship in 2016 until I completed high school in 2020. I am very happy and feel fortunate to have this opportunity of studying at one of the best universities in Zambia. It really means a lot to me and my family because after I graduate, I will be better placed to get employment and help my family financially. I am the first one from my family and village to go to university and it gives me so much pride.” – Chinyama, Copperbelt University Student