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CLinC - Changing Lives in Chongwe

Changing Lives in Chongwe


How to contact CLinC

If you would like to know more or become involved, please contact Ann Greenhalgh by email: or phone 01454 294200.

Our registered address is Burlton House, The Burltons, Cromhall, GL12 8BH

Newsletters and Reports

Click here to download a copy the 2022 ClinC Annual Report.

Click here to read August 2023's newsletter, and find out the charity's plans for the future.

Changes to Sponsorship of Grade 8 & 9 Pupils

All children successfully passing their grade 7 examinations, move onto Chipata Primary School where they study for their grade 9 examinations. The pass rate is 100%.

Thirteen years ago, we agreed to pay for the grade 8-12 school fees, uniform and shoes for all children leaving St Anne’s and St Mark’s Community schools. There were just a handful each year. This cost around £100 per child.

As numbers of children grew in our schools, we were only able to cover the school fees for two years. This year we are supporting 101 grade 8 & 9 pupils.

In 2022, the government cancelled school fees for grade 8 & 9 which was a great help for the families as the cost of living, over the Covid years, had risen in a similar way as it has done here.

We send around £1,500 each January to enable these children to attend school for a further two years. The money is now spent on providing uniform, shoes and other required items.

Thank you to those long-term supporters who still give the annual £100. Your donations now help several children each year.


This is where the money went this year - on uniforms for 34 pupils. The uniforms are made by local businesses, supporting the local economy.

These are the leavers from St Mark’s School, proudly wearing the new outfits.

The other 67 pupils received sponsorship from Zebra Trust and this money was also spent on essential school requirements by Chipata Primary.

Ann - June 2023

Projects we support

Roy's Classroom Block

Roy Greenhalgh died in March 2015 after living with cancer for 15 years. Roy was one of the founders of CLinC in 2004 and his enthusiasm and support will be greatly missed.

Roy made it very clear that he wanted the work of CLinC to continue.


The two classroom block built in Roy's memory at St Mark's Community School in Zambia is now completed and awaiting official opening by the Bishop.

In true Zambian style, there will be celebration party for all those who have worked on the project, along with the staff and students at the school.

Plans are now being drawn up for a toilet block to be added to the school.

Click here to see more photos of St Mark's School.

Chazanga-Chipata Anglican Children’s Project

As well as the new classroom block, ClinC is supporting the Chazanga-Chipata Anglican Children’s Project in Lusaka.

This projects aims to give street children and orphans an education and prevent them from getting into trouble on the streets. Click here to read more.

Click here to download part of a study by a Zambian student at Ng'ombe.

About CLinC

CLinC (Changing Lives in Chongwe) is a small charity based in Cromhall, South Gloucestershire.


It was set up in 2004 to try to improve the educational, physical, health and spiritual well-being of the people of Zambia through selected projects. Read about how it started.

Our Charity Number is 1106904 and are trustees are:

  • Ann Greenhalgh Chair/treasurer
  • Fe Gray - Secretary
  • Doug Collett
  • Nic Fleming
  • Colin Nash
  • Peggy Collett

Please note every penny we raise goes to the people of Zambia. All expenses claimed by trustees are re-donated in full and gift aided!
Click here to download the accounts summary for 2017-2018.

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