Our founders, Derek and Fiona
Kalingalinga Netball Lead, Secretary
Meet our founders, Derek and Fiona...
The organisation now known as Umutima started life as Friend of EduSport, after a young Scottish couple, Derek Keir and Fiona Campbell, visited Lusaka, Zambia, in 2006 on a 'sport for development' trip.
That summer, they met a number of inspiring individuals who were working their magic in the communities of Lusaka. The country and the people made an enormous impact on them.
Once they had returned home to sunny Scotland, they began to undertake small-scale fundraising amongst their friends and relatives, in order to help them contribute to the school fees of some of the peer leaders they had met.
Since that time, we've grown from strength to strength as a charity, and are proud to have built an international network of supporters - but charity begins at home, and we're still working in close partnership with those special people that Derek and Fiona met all those years ago...
Derek & Fiona first visit EduSport Zambia
Friend of EduSport gained registered UK charity status. Partnering with EduSport Zambia, we sponsor 11 peer leaders
Peer leader sponsorship grows, and extended to fund 4 Dare2Dream career development loans & 2 community co-ordinators.
Partner with Bauleni United Sports Academy
Introduction of the Library project, delivering 17,500 books to Lusaka
We established 12 school community libraries
Another shipment of over 20,000 books
Name change to Umutima ratified
Kilimanjaro fundraisers raise over £20,000 for our education project. Support for Kalingalinga netball team started
Begin support of Bauleni United Sports Academy Education Build
Another year supporting our peer leaders, and continued support for our netball teams!
Bauleni Sports Center Opens!
We look forward to celebrating 10 Years since our formation! Look out for what we are up to!
Media & Comms
Founder, Go Sisters Co-ordinator
Mentor Co-ordinator, Zambia Liaison
Sponsorship, Dare2Dream career development loans, libraries...read OUR WORK if you're looking for more information on our programmes OUR WORK>
Umutima means 'from the heart ' - and this is why so many of our supporters and partners volunteer their free time to fundraise
mission & vision
We exist to provide opportunities for young people in Zambia to unlock their potential through education and sport
These are the guys and gals who make it happen. Click on the picture to read a full profile or to get in touch