Our Moon impacts our students by developing their analytical thinking skills and confidence to make critical decisions.
Through their community projects and education, we help them understand their responsibilities to impact society so that they become a generation of ethical leaders that helps society face its problems and implement solutions.

All the Young Leaders who have graduated from our programme in 2020 or earlier are in university. Our students are studying at institutions in the UK, North America, India, and across Africa.

HEADLINE STATS

£3.2m

Total value of scholarships unlocked

£216k

Total programme expenditure to date

1481%

Return on investment

100%

Alumni with university places

Our students have been awarded university places at:

Canada – University of British Columbia

Ghana – Ashesi University College (Accra)

India – Ashoka University (Delhi)

Kenya – United States International University – Africa (Nairobi)

UK – University of Edinburgh

UK – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

US – Columbia University (Manhattan)

US – Cornell University (New York State)

US – Stanford University (California)

US – Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania)

US – UC Berkeley (San Francisco)

Zambia – Copperbelt University (Copperbelt)

Zambia – University of Zambia (Lusaka)

Zambia – Levy Mwanawasa University (Lusaka)

Zimbabwe – University of Zimbabwe (Harare)

They study a range of subjects from Economics and Sociology to Computer Science, Medical related sciences including Medicine to various forms of Engineering.

Our students graduate and progress to early leadership roles. Drop out rates are 0% compared to a Zambian average of 40%. Most graduate with outstanding grades. They go on to Master’s and PhD programmes or directly into work. Many stay in their country of study for an internship, though the majority intend to return home or work for the betterment of their continent.

Helen’s dissertation research was on this very subject. You can find a copy here.

Our Moon also makes an impact in the community where we work, skilling up local youth and giving them work – carpentry, brick making and laying, use of tools – so that they can develop our site.

Our students volunteer several times a week within our local community. They may choose to volunteer in areas including:

  • Tutoring children and young people
  • Agriculture and gardening
  • Waste management
  • COVID-19 sensitisation.

“I didn’t ever think I would have the confidence to speak in public, but I tried and found I could. I even found I was quite good at it. Thank you, Our Moon, for giving me this opportunity”.

Richard, attendee at student selection

Our Moon Impact Diagram

STUDENT STORIES

“I am living my own dream. My ambition is to give a voice to the women in my society.”

Ashley 

“Our Moon helped me develop my fascination for economics so I can make an impact in the world”

Andrew

“My hope is that I will be able to drive through sound and ethical policies that better our country.”

Quincy