Where Are They Now: Albina

“VOH has helped me be a better person because of the love and care that is shown to every child there.”

First, please introduce yourself!

My name is Albina and I’m from VOH Kitwe. I came to VOH Kitwe in 2002 when I was nine years old.

Can you share a bit of your story?

Before coming to VOH, I was attending a school for orphans and vulnerable children in the local area called Racecourse. After my father passed away in 2002, my mother could not manage to support the family. I was in grade 3, so she applied for a place at the VOH Kitwe school and I was accepted. I was very happy when I started attending school at VOH. I completed grade 12 in 2012.

What are you doing now?

Right now I am a student at Zambia Institute of Business Studies and Industrial Practice (ZIBSIP) pursuing my Diploma in Health and Safety Management.

What are your plans for the future?

When I finish my studies, my plans are to start work and use the income I earn to help other vulnerable children in my community.

How has VOH Africa helped you get to where you are today?

VOH has helped me be a better person. I was not just given education, but also my spiritual life changed because of the love and care that is shown to every child there. Village of Hope treated all children equally with love and respect.

Looking at my community where I came from, a lot of children engaged themselves in bad behaviours because they did not know God. Being at VOH school was a great experience. I met a lot of different people (visitors from Canada) who came to bless us spiritually and materially. I will be forever grateful for Uncle Serge and Aunty Nancy (Directors of VOH Africa) for loving and caring for our needs.

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