Queen awards Chipata teacher

Fergus Cochrane-Dyet

JOHN Zimba, teacher and founder of Chiparamba Trust, was yesterday recognised by Queen Elizabeth II as the 70th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of his exceptional voluntary service in promoting literacy in rural Zambia.
The Point of Light awards recognise outstanding volunteers every day of the week – people whose service makes a difference in their communities and whose story can inspire others to create innovative solutions to social challenges in their own communities and beyond.
Each Commonwealth Point of Light receives a personalised certificate signed by the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth.
Mr Zimba established Chiparamba Trust to tackle community issues such as teenage pregnancy, illiteracy and youth disengagement.

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