Bright – Sponsorship Programme Alumnus


Bright Kalenge an alumnus of Brighter Future Zambia’s sponsorship programme. He is 22 years old and currently attending agricultural college in Lusaka.

“I was brought up in Monze. I lived here with my Mother and my brothers and sisters.

My father died when my twin brother and I were only babies. Life was difficult, there were challenges in going to school as the fees were high and there was no one to help. I had two brothers and two sisters but two of them died before finishing school. My twin brother Brian and I are the youngest.

I used to worry a lot. I never thought that I would be able to finish school but then my mother told me that they had found a sponsor for me and Brian. I was very happy. In Zambia, if you don’t complete school you can’t make it. You can’t build a future for yourself or look after your family.

I completed school at Monze Secondary. I was good at school and did well, passing my exams in division one. I am now at Agricultural college studying animal sciences. It is my dream to become a vet so that I can support myself and look after my family.”