The Breakthrough Worship Centre School

Our support of the Breakthrough Worship Centre School began in 2010 when a member of the club, along with some friends from the Bethel Christian Fellowship in  West Bromwich, decided to raise funds to build a three class community school in the grounds of the Church.The school is situated on the outskirts of the Zambian capital, Lusaka.


It is alongside the compound (township)  of Mtendere which d has a population of around 120,000.

Poverty in the area is still widespread with well over 50% of the population living on less than £2 per day.

Life is hard for a great many people there. 

The situation at that time was made worse by the prevalence of HIV and a large number of children had been orphaned by losing a parent, or in many case, both parents.

The Church saw the need for helping the most vulnerable children of the compound and the idea for a school was born.

If you cannot buy your own uniform and materials in Zambia you cannot attend a state school, the children in the township therefore have no chance. 

Do you buy pencils or food? That is the daily choices many families have to make. 

The school opened in 2012 and currently has 85 children attending.

The club has supported the school since opening through various fund raising events and have been able to supply a whole host of items to help, along with their partners at the Bethel Christian Fellowship.

We have equipped a kitchen and the school office, bought quality desks, books and teaching aids, P.E. kits and equipment, as well as educational trips for the children.  We have provided shoes and uniforms and also helped to pay the salary of a teacher when an extra one we required.

The school continues to perform well with children moving on to government schools when reaching secondary school age. Though of course, funding is always a problem for the children of the area.


At least the support of the club and its partner have made a considerable difference to the early years of a great many youngsters.