Where Are They Now: Aubrey

Here at Villages of Hope – Africa we are all about bringing HOPE to those in need. One of our favourite things to do is follow up with our graduates to see all the amazing things they’ve been able to accomplish. Today we follow up with Aubrey…

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About Aubrey


Location:
 VOH Kitwe
First came to VOH: 2004, age 10

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Tell us a bit about your life and how you came to Village of Hope…

I lost my parents in 1997 when I was 3 years old. I was adopted by my grandparents in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. I stayed with them for 6 years without being able to attend school. When I was 9 years old somebody from within my compound which is Racecourse shared the news to grandma about Village of Hope. My grandma didn’t hesitate; she started looking for a place for me to enrol in School. A year later I was accepted and by then I was 10 years old. When I was told that now I will be coming to school and I did not need to pay anything, I was very happy. My grandparents continued to encourage me to work hard in school and also told me to always appreciate the opportunity I was given.

What are you doing now and what are your plans for the future?

Currently, I’m a student at the Kachimfya transition program here at VOH Kitwe. We are being empowered in entrepreneurship skills. We do Computer Studies, Business, and Agriculture.

I always dreamt of becoming an engineer. Since God has helped me in school and I managed to have good grade 12 results, I have applied to one of the Universities in Zambia. I am hoping and praying that I will be accepted.

How would you say Village of Hope has helped you?

Village of Hope is everything to me. I started School in grade 1 and completed my grade 12 here at VOH. I have been helped in so many ways. I have been given education and have been helped spiritually. They showed me the love of God and I have learnt to grow in the fear of God.

The foundation I obtained from here has brought me this far. Many of my friends are engaged in doing all sorts of bad behaviour, but this Jesus I know has made me who I am now. Thank you, God, for Village of Hope!

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*Note: some edits have been made to this interview only for the purpose of translation and readability. No facts or details have been altered or removed. 

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Villages of Hope – Africa is a Canadian charitable organization registered with the CRA. We provide education, nutrition, and healthcare to children in need throughout Africa. We also provide shelter for children who have no place to live. Our mission is to bring lasting hope to children at risk so they can embrace adulthood and become contributing members of society.Twitter: @voh_africa

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