At a recent Rotary Meeting, we heard from Paula Van Zyl of Compass Zambia. Paula is an amazing lady, born in Glendale, CA who has dedicated her life to help people in need in Zambia. Paula moved to Africa in 2003, Mwandi Village in 2005. They have built 199 homes for those most in need in the village with the help of volunteers.
Starting in 2007 they turned their attention to education. Thanks to the generosity of donors, they have sponsored over 35 students through colleges many of them now have good paying jobs and a future. There are still 9 students in college and are always looking for sponsors to help. In 2017 they started working on a community school and started classes in 2019. There are now have over 300 students from pre school through 4th grade but their work is not done. They are currently working to build an additional building for 5th grade students.

Cambria Rotary was proud to present Paula with a check for $1,000 to help Compass Zambia reach its goals.