This morning at 10 we laid Christopher to rest in the Kasisi cemetery. His funeral mass was attended by residents and friends of Kasisi, all of whom were stunned by his sudden passing.
Christopher was a bright and talented young boy. In the words of Kasia Stęgowska, a volunteer who grew close to Christopher during her two stays at Kasisi: “Christopher didn’t talk much about himself, it took him time to learn how to trust people and open up to them. I got to know him better in the evenings I spent helping him with his homework and learned that he wanted to become a football player or entrepreneur when he grew up. His biggest passion was football and he was great at it. He liked to read and draw, and taught me how to play the drum. “It’s so simple, Kasia, just hit it like this!” – he would explain. Everything seemed to come to him so easily.”
Goodbye Christopher, we will miss you dearly.
We hope that Christopher’s death, which was an unexpected tragic event for the whole Kasisi, will kick off a chain reaction of good. Because of this, we started the Christopher Sakala Fund. With this fund, we support children being treated on the oncological ward at the hospital in Lusaka.