Falconer Children’s Home
and Orphanage, Kabulamema, Zambia
The Falconer Chidren’s Home
The Falconer Trust was formed in 1980 by Henry and Irene Webb, and its primary aim is to support the work of Lilias Falconer and the Children’s home that she started in 1949 in Kabulamema, Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia. Henry and Rene both passed away in 2010 and the day-to-day running of the Trust is now in the hands of his son Ken and his wife Pat, who from their base in Norfolk receive and despatch all of the donated goods. In May 2014 Neil Starling became the Manager of the Falconer Trust, taking over much of the day-to-day running of the trust.
Miss Falconer passed away in 1998 and today the Children’s Home is being run by her children. Simon Samutala arrived at the Home just two days old and is now in charge of all the different activities and projects. Miriam Mulyata came when she was seven days old, and having trained as a nurse has the responsibility of looking after the children’s welfare and the running of the main house.
Miss Falconer with Luke Fundulu and his infectious granny
Nyachinduwa 21.3.47, we think at Chitokoloki Hospital
‘Mama Ndona’ by Pat Webb
This book tells the fascinating and inspiring story of Lilias Falconer, ‘The Lady With The Golden Heart’, and the establishing of the Falconer Children’s Home and Orphanage at Kabulamema.
It draws extensively on Miss Falconer’s correspondence, as well as many personal reminiscences.
The book is available for £9.50 including p&p, and all proceeds go towards the work of the Falconer Trust. Please email or write to request a copy.
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Summer 2016 Newsletter
The Summer 2016 newsletter can be downloaded here, or please get in touch if you would like a paper copy.
The DVD of the 2016 visit to the Home is now available. Please get in touch if you would like a copy.
‘Raise The Roof’ Project - The Roof Is Raised!
In early July a team of six returned from Kabulamema, having spent two weeks working on the boys’ dormitory. Despite huge challenges, a great deal was achieved, including erecting a new roof, installing sinks and showers, installing electric lighting and power, building two extra bedrooms, re-glazing windows, and some of the decorating. A huge ‘Thank You’ goes to our team, to the local workers who did so much, and to our many supporters who supported us through finance and prayer. See the ‘Raise the Roof’ page for the full story and pictures.
To see a list of food items, clothing and other goods which we can send to the home.
We currently have a batch of 60 parcels waiting to be sent to the home, but unfortunately do not have the funds to send them. We also need to send out the next newsletter, but again we are short of funds. Please can you help? You can donate by credit/debit card by clicking the button above, or you can send a cheque. Thank you so much in anticipation!