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Serenje Outreach for Children's Help



SOCH ('Serenje Outreach for Childrens Help')  was founded in 2004 during the HIV/AIDS pandemic as an orphanage located in Serenje, a small rural town in Zambia. SOCH is registered as an NGO in Zambia (DRNGO 101/0832/18).

Since 2024, the focus of SOCH has moved away from an orphanage to that of a primary school which specifically includes boarding accommodation for children with disabilities as well as the sponsorship of disadvantaged children in our SOCH CHARITY PRIVATE SCHOOL 

Mission Statement of SOCH

To enable DISABLED and other VULNERABLE CHILDREN in the Serenje district community to access REHABILITATION services, excellent EDUCATION, survival skills and secure HOSTEL accommodation.

Latest News

Construction of SOCH CHARITY PRIVATE SCHOOL is close to completion - the first block of classrooms are operational with children in Reception and Year 1, plus a Special Needs class. The video below is very recent and shows progress of the site in April 2024. It is planned to open nearly all primary classes in 2025.

How to Donate

We are now equipping these classrooms with furniture and teaching aids. If YOU would like to help us to do this, please do so on our page. Or, if you'd like further information, email us at .  Thank you so much.

This photo was taken over 10 years ago. You should see this young man now, after he has enjoyed the love, care and access to education that SOCH provided for him and for many other children since its founding in 2004.

Read about his story and that of others: 'Children being supported'

Here is SOCH Inn, a guesthouse in Serenje providing accommodation for local travellers. Profits from it help support the running of SOCH.

Interested to know how else we are building sustainability into SOCH?  

Read about our sustainability efforts: 'Sustainability projects'

How does SOCH find the funds that it needs to provide food, clothing and education for the children who live at the site, and for those who have now left their care?

Read about the supporting charities: ' How do we help?'

If you want to see photos and videos, and read details of the great progress of SOCH over the years, there are many items here for you to enjoy.

See the gallery and read about the growth of SOCH: 'Photos, videos, reports'

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