Zambia: It is generally accepted that children are tomorrow’s leaders, but only some take the time to invest in these future leaders. That is why today we take time to appreciate Mr Felix Gosher, who, under the Kumbululuka Kwabafana flight experience, strives to Fly, Feed, Love and Inspire children, said Zambia Air Force.
Gosher, through sheer passion and faith, organised the 2023 Kumbululuka kwabafana at Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Lusaka Air Force Base on 10 June 2023.
The annual event attracted sponsors and aviators from across Zambia and the neighbouring countries who came together to give vulnerable children a flight experience and, hopefully, birth dreams for the future.
Speaking on behalf of the Defence Minister, Ambrose Lufuma MP, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence, Norman Chipakupaku, said the flight experience had the potential to bring about positive change in the lives of the children.
Chipakupaku also said it was important to use every opportunity to encourage the vulnerable children and remind them that their current circumstances do not define their future. He said the opportunities to make it in life were becoming increasingly available.
And speaking at the same event, ZAF Commander Lt Gen Colin Barry said the event was vital as it was centred around inclusivity, awakening innovation and the pursuit of knowledge among vulnerable children.
“Let’s challenge everyone to think bigger and reach higher. Through these activities, we are giving the underprivileged children a glimpse of the future that is full of possibilities,” Lt Gen Barry said.
And Acting Managing Director of Civil Aviation Authority, Mulonda Mulonda, said there was no Kumbululuka kwabafana without the children, who he said was the focus of the day.
And Felix Gosher, the man that glued all the pieces together, said the event could achieve so much more and grow even bigger.
Felix thanked the ZAF ground and air crews, the pilots from the commercial airlines, the private aircraft owners and all the sponsors for making the event possible.
The event gave scores of vulnerable children from homes, shelters and orphanages around the country a flight experience, love and inspiration.