What is Sandymount Matero Friendship Programme ?


The Sandymount Matero Friendship Programme (SMFP) which was established in 2008 links Sandymount with

Matero which is an impoverished suburb of Lusaka, the Zambian capital.


As a practical expression of this linkage the Programme currently provides funds to feed 250 vulnerable primary

school children, employ three teachers in Matero Community School, purchase educational materials and enable 25 children continue to post primary education.


The Assistance Programme is currently primarily funded by monthly contributions from our loyal supporters in

Sandymount and as a new 2013 initiative we are offering this Sandymount Christmas Gift Catalogue to raise

awareness of the Programme and to riase some additional funds for Matero.


Your purchase of a Virtual Gift from our Catalogue will enable the SMFP to continue its existing Programme and

hopefully provide an extended level of assistance to Matero Community School. As a result of generous

commercial sponsorship of the Gift Catalogue, 100% of all Gift Purchases will go to Matero.


The Gifts in this catalogue are linked directly to items we are funding in our current Assistance Programme, thus

for example you can buy a Virtual Gift of food for the schoolchildren, assist with a teacherʼs salary, buy books or

fund a scholarship. When you purchase a Gift you will receive a Gift Card which describes the gift you have

purchased (but not the price!) and you can then pass this on as your Christmas Present to someone special.


Your purchase of a Sandymount Matero Gift may provide you with a solution to the problem of “what do I buy for

Christmas for someone special or for the person who has everything ? whilst at the same time you are providing

tangible assistance for a very worthy cause.


We appreciate your participation.


Thank You

Sandymount Matero Friendship Committee