This Week: Back to School Gifts!

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This week we received back to school gifts, visited a new voh school, and attended helpful training seminars!

Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom to see our photo of the week!

Where Are They Now: Joyce

“VOH Africa helped me understand the importance of being there for one another and they taught me to know and love God.” -Joyce

First, please introduce yourself!

My name is Joyce and I’m from VOH Kitwe. I came to VOH Kitwe in 2000 when I was five years old.

Can you share a bit of your story?

When I was a kid, my parents had a dream of sending me to school at an early age. However, that dream seemed almost impossible because they had no money.

By God’s grace in 1999 when I was four years old, my parents heard about the free education offered at VOH Kitwe. Without hesitation, in the same year, my mother visited the VOH school to apply for a place for me and she was given the application form.

Thankfully, I was accepted and started school in January 2000. I started in preschool and continued right up until I finished my grade 12 and all of this was for free. Thus I will be forever grateful for what VOH has done in my life!

What are you doing now?

Right now I am a student at Kitwe College of Education doing my Bachelor in Primary Education.

What are your plans for the future?

My future plan is to have my own foundation or organization that can be used to help other vulnerable children like I was helped. I also plan to continue studying because education never ends.

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

VOH has helped me a lot, not just me but my whole family and the community where I came from. They are all very proud of my achievement because not many girls from our community have the opportunity to receive an education and so many engage themselves in bad behaviours.

Now it’s my turn to help my fellow girls from the morals that I learnt from VOH and the importance of school. VOH helped me understand the importance of being there for one another and they taught me to know and love God.

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