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How Zambia Shaped His Identity: Quinn Leach

For the past ten years, North Park University has partnered with Spark Ventures and Hope Community School. Every May, North Park students travel to Ndola to facilitate a 3-day health clinic for the students of Hope School. The clinic is meant to assess and treat...

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19 September
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Jane Mulenga: A New Chapter in Her Story

Since its inception in 2007, Spark Ventures has provided access to resources that were once out of reach and opportunities to children who deserve a chance to reach their full potential. Our sustainable outlook on education is lifting communities out of poverty and changing lives...

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04 June
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Introducing W.O.W. – Twapia’s Women of Worth!

The community of Twapia continues to be impacted across generations. We are excited to introduce you to W.O.W., Twapia's Women of Worth!     W.O.W. The Women of Worth, “W.O.W.”, Group was formed to fulfill nutritional, healthcare, emotional and social needs of Twapia’s elderly women and to help them...

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20 February
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Zambia’s Newest Preschool Teacher

The staff serving Hope Community School's preschool classrooms is an incredibly dedicated bunch. Recently, Hope welcomed a new teacher to the team. When Ms. Patricia Mpambanya joined the teaching staff last month, she shared this personal account of what brought her to teaching at Hope, and...

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10 May
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A Wanderful Giveaway!

  We've collaborated before with the intrepid ladies over at Wanderful where their goal is to empower women travelers to explore the world and to connect with each other. We're all about experiential travel and making powerful, personal connections. So, we were thrilled when they reached...

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01 March
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Sister Preschool in Zambia Launched in Partnership with Lincoln Park Preschool

Sharon Kozek, Owner and Founder of Lincoln Park Preschool and Kindergarten, along with members of her team have enthusiastically joined with Spark Ventures to help launch a new preschool in Zambia. Early childhood education is critical to any students' future success in the world, but...

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08 February
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Counting our Chickens

Our social impact partner's poultry farm in Zambia, like any business, benefits from economy of scale. As the farm grows, the profit margins on their production increase - leading to more net revenue and more funds that can be transferred to support the operations of...

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19 April
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Why Travel With Spark?

Over the last seven years, Spark has developed a world-class impact travel program, hosting over 300 participants on trips to Nicaragua and Zambia.   What do we mean by "Impact Travel"?   1. A first hand look at Spark's international impact investing via our business driven philanthropy model 2. Volunteering...

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19 March
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Nicaragua Thrills – See for yourself!

When people ask us about Spark Ventures' business driven philanthropy model or the impact this model has on hundreds of children in Nicaragua and Zambia, we often find ourselves saying at some point in the conversation: "Come and see for yourself!" Last week we had...

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17 February
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Welcome Arnold, Spark’s New Program Manager!

We are thrilled to announce the newest member of our team, Arnold Duijzer! To help you (and us!) get to know Arnold a little better, we had a little Q&A session with him.     Where are you from and what did you study? I was born and raised in a...

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12 January
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