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International co-operation is rewarded by success as 11 years on a young Zambian scholar works in secondary schools as a fully trained teacher and is now studying for his second degree.

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In 2007 the Rotary Club of Taunton, in collaboration with their partner the Rotary Club of Lisieux in France, jointly embarked upon a project to support a young Zambian boy’s ambition and dream to become a teacher.

His name is Oscar Sitali.


With financial support and encouragement from the Club, Oscar was able to further his education and train as a teacher. After qualifying, Oscar worked as a teacher of mathematics and religious education in secondary schools in Zambia. Eleven years on Oscar is still dedicated to developing himself and his community and is now undertaking a second degree in mathematics and science and is also instructing other teachers.

He is now married to Moono and has two sons, Rafael and Timothy. The Club is delighted that their initial financial support has resulted in so much benefit, not just for one man and his family but for those he teaches and the community in which he lives and works. 


Oscar is just one of many education projects supported by the national Rotary organisation and individual Clubs in the world and across the UK. These include projects to eliminate Polio, Malaria and support for disaster relief and helping communities access clean water. 

Taunton Rotary Club is proud to fund and support many of these projects and invites you to read more about the work we do to foster  international understanding, collaboration and development.