Despite being blind since birth, Clement is an accomplished guitarist who composes his own songs urging support of the disabled and other ‘needy ones’. He sings in English as well as Lozi, Tonga and other Zambian languages. Clement can often be found in Livingstone busking, the only means he has to support his family. We came across him in 2016 when he visited our Linda Sunrise project to say thank you – one of his children was attending ‘homework club’. His method of doing that was to play a few of his songs. We were astounded and, in due course, Clement featured at the end of our website video. “What can we do for the needy ones?” “Help them.”

On our return to Zambia in 2017, Zambezi Sunrise arranged the recording of an album of Clement’s songs. This was funded through a special discrete appeal in which supporters were able to sponsor one of the 10 tunes. ‘Blessings’ was duly recorded and launched at a special event in Livingstone attended by others in the Zambezi Sunrise family and the volunteer community. Both he and one of our trustees, Joanne, were interviewed on local radio station Zambezi FM about his story and the album. The sale of ‘Blessings’ has enabled Clement to have some financial security as he provides for his family in Linda compound. One of his children attends Linda Community School – one of the schools that we support. Clement can still sometimes be found entertaining the children and volunteers who support Linda Sunrise Homework Club.

If anyone would like to purchase a copy of ‘Blessings’ please contact us for details.