Beyond Ourselves was born out of a desire by a Christian family to use their business’ time, skill and profit to make a difference in the communities they find themselves a part of, and to encourage others to be generous with their lives too.
In 2008, after meeting several Pastors in Zambia who were running free community schools out of their church buildings, we sent our first team over to build some much needed classrooms. Since then we have developed our relationships with these Pastors, their churches and schools. In May 2010 we began a child sponsorship programme to help develop and resource these schools further.
Our vision is to meet the immediate need of the orphans and vulnerable children in these communities through child sponsorship and feeding programmes at each of the community schools and in time set up businesses in the surrounding area so that each project becomes self sustaining.
The team at Beyond Ourselves are all Christians, and this is what drives their passion to see lives changed. Although Beyond Ourselves is faith based it is not faith biased and works with all people where appropriate.
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