This Week: Sharing Stories of Hope

VOH Bulale (Tanzania): Meet Joyce

VOH Bulale would like you to meet Joyce. Joyce is six years old and is in our Kindergarten class. She is a single orphan and lives with her mother and younger sister. Her mother is unemployed and struggles to care for the family. Now that Joyce is part of our program, she can be in school and join our feeding program. Joyce likes Mathematics (counting) and loves to sing. When she grows up she wants to be a teacher so she can help other children like her learn and become whatever they want to be!

You can sponsor a child like Joyce by visiting vohafrica.com/child-sponsorship

VOH Chongwe (Zambia) Update: Meet Chanda

Chanda is 18 years old and lives in a children’s home at VOH Chongwe. She joined our VOH family in 2011 when she was 9 years old and in grade 3. Before she came to the Village, both her parents had passed away and she was living with her grandmother who was caring for her and her three siblings. Chanda’s relatives ended up taking her siblings to live with them and Chanda joined us at VOH. She loves school and enjoys being part of our discipleship class. She is also a school prefect. Her favourite subjects are mathematics and geography and she is hoping to be a flight attendant one day when she completes school.

VOH Kitwe (Zambia) Update: Njovu’s Story

Meet Njovu, a former student at VOH Kitwe. He started school in 2003 in grade one. His parents couldn’t afford to send him to school because his father was unemployed and struggling to support the family. When they heard about VOH Kitwe, they applied to have him join the program. While in school Njovu concentrated on school work and interacted well with friends. Unfortunately, he lost his father when he was in grade 12. Through the counsel and encouragement from the staff, he was able to write his final exams and graduated with good results. Currently, he is studying to become a high school teacher, specializing in Mathematics and Information Technology. Recently, he discovered he can do his practicum at VOH Kitwe!

VOH Luongo (Zambia) Update: Writing to Sponsors

This week at VOH Luongo, the children were thrilled to write to their sponsors. They had so much to tell their sponsors including how they are doing in school and how they spend their Christmas. Writing to their sponsors always encourages them to know there is someone abroad who cares and loves them and thinks about them. The children always pray for their sponsors and are grateful that they are being sponsored.

You can sponsor a VOH child by visiting vohafrica.com/child-sponsorship

VOH Malawi Update: New Student Intake

This week was an exciting one at VOH Malawi; we held our 2020 student intake and application days. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working with community leaders to identify families eligible to apply for their child to enter the VOH program. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we received nearly 150 applications for eligible students. In the coming weeks, we will continue the application process as we review the applications to find the most in need of the assistance we provide.

VOH Africa: New Back to School Hope Packs!

Our new Back to School Hope Packs will ensure each student has access to all the things they need for a safe and successful school year!

Each Back to School Hope Pack costs $30 and contains:

  • Exercise Books
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • An Eraser
  • A Ruler
  • A Pencil Case
  • Soap and/or Hand Sanitizer

Support our Work During COVID-19 by Giving Hope Packs!

VOH Maramvya Update: Traditional Dance Club

Recently at VOH Maramvya, we launched a traditional dance club! The club follows social distancing protocols while still allowing the children to take part. The children are so happy when they dance, and when they’re happy, we’re happy! We will continue to discover the gifts and talents that our children possess and find ways for them to enjoy themselves and develop new skills.

VOH Zimbabwe Update: Graduates Return to Speak with Students

Randy Pausch said, “Experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.” Recently at VOH Zimbabwe, we invited some of our graduates back to share their experience with the current students. They encouraged them to appreciate all that VOH is doing for them by providing for their physical and academic needs. They also encouraged them to value the teaching about God and His love for them. The graduates shared a bit about life after graduation and how you have to work hard to be able to provide for yourself and your family. It was an enlightening and encouraging time for the children and they got to understand that life will not always be easy and it is important they study hard. Thank you, Pamela, Tashinga, Daniel, Eshka and Takudzwa for coming back and sharing with all of us!

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