Peak man’s Zambia trip

Long-term Oxfam supporter Phil Teece in Zambia. Photo contributed.
Long-term Oxfam supporter Phil Teece in Zambia. Photo contributed.

A HIGH Peak man is to share his experiences of what it’s like to live in Zambia at a special event in Buxton later this month.

Phil Teece, a long-term Oxfam supporter who lives in Glossop, travelled to Zambia with the international charity in 2011.

He met a variety of people and visited a host of projects, including community schools and small-scale farmers.

Since then he has been doing everything he can to spread the word about what he has seen.

Phil will be sharing his experiences and views on Oxfam’s work at Buxton Methodist Church on Wednesday April 25, at 7.30pm.

Phil said: “I am very excited about sharing what I have learnt about Oxfam’s work in Zambia with people from Buxton. Zambia is an absolutely fascinating country but the average life expectancy is just 38.

“A significant focus for Oxfam’s work is on clean water, something the people of Buxton know a lot about!”

Oxfam’s work in Zambia concentrates on education, including HIV and AIDS prevention being taught to children as part of the curriculum.

They also supply clean water to vulnerable communities, support farmers with sustainable crops, and strengthen the population’s ability to cope in emergencies.

For further details about the event, contact Harriett Roberts on 07557 291 868 or email hroberts@oxfam.org.uk.