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.
Sandymount Matero Friendship Committee