This Week: Sharing love, growing vegetables, and learning to sew

VOH Bwiza (Burundi) Update: Sponsor Gifts!

At VOH Bwiza, we are very thankful for each of our children’s sponsors. In addition to the faithful support they provide every month to allow us to continue caring for the children, many of them also send special gift money for events like Christmas and birthdays! With these gifts, children can shop for fun and useful items like clothes and shoes that fit their style and size. The children are truly thankful for the gifts they receive!

If you have a sponsor child and would like to send them a gift, you can do so here:

VOH Chongwe (Zambia) Update: Exam Tutoring

Although school is currently on a break, here at VOH Chongwe, we continue to offer classes for our examination grade students who would like to have extra help preparing for their exams. The teachers have willingly made themselves available to help them so those in examination grades are comfortable with their knowledge curriculum and are ready for exams at the end of the year. Our library is also open and plays an important role in these extra classes. We are happy to see our children taking full advantage of this opportunity. We are always happy and willing to do all we can to help every child succeed!

VOH Kitwe (Zambia) Update: Learning to Sew

VOH Kitwe’s Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) aims to improve the quality of life of our youth. The program offers training in various skills, such as computers, electrical, agriculture, home economics, discipleship, and sewing. The students work very hard because they know learning these skills will improve their futures! Recently, in one of their sewing classes, they learned how to set up their machine and place the fabric on it correctly. They were excited to learn this new skill so they can start sewing!

VOH Luongo (Zambia) Update: Growing Food for Families

The community of Luongo is a swampy area that has a river that passes through. Thanks to the excellent supply of water and moist soil, most people living in this community do gardening for a living. At VOH Luongo, we planted two types of vegetables: Chinese Cabbage and Rape. We are happy to say the vegetables are coming up so well! They are well taken care of by Eliud, one of our staff members. Once ready for harvest, the vegetables will be distributed to the children and their families, and the surplus will be sold to help with the ongoing operations at our Center.

VOH Malawi Update: End-of-Term Exams

Recently, VOH Malawi students have been writing their end-of-term exams. It has been a challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools opened, closed, and opened again as we followed the government’s directive. The students have done well, despite everything and have remained eager to learn. They are always happy when they come to the Center because they see and play with their friends. One student even said that wearing a mask is worth it because it allows her to see her friends. We are happy that our Center can be a safe place for all kids!

VOH Mongu (Zambia) Update: Sharing Love Creatively

School break is a fun time for our kids here at VOH Mongu! This week their activities included painting, learning how to draw, and writing each other letters of encouragement and appreciation. It is so wonderful to see how much our kids enjoy showing their love through their special talents. While children have different needs at different stages of life, some activities cross age boundaries, and we loved how our kids explore their creative sides and continue to become more talented and gifted as individuals.

VOH Mwanza (Tanzania) Update: Reuniting Families

VOH Mwanza is excited to reunite Dive, Joseph, and Sonia from our Nyegezi Centre, with their biological mother. Our reunification program has worked hard to reunite many of our children in our children’s homes with their family members. The process has been exciting for our children and their families!

VOH Zimbabwe Update: Goodbye, Faith!

It is always hard to say goodbye. This week at VOH Zimbabwe, we are saying goodbye to Faith, who has been with us for over two years. Faith studied Development Studies, which included child development and community development. She joined our staff at VOH Zimbabwe, focusing on our outreach programs. An opportunity has arisen with the Pentecostal Assemblies Of Zimbabwe to help with community development projects that the church is doing. We are happy that Faith has been given this opportunity and also very happy that her time at VOH Zimbabwe has helped prepare her for this next phase in life. We wish her all the very best!