VOH Chongwe (Zambia) Update: Back to School!
This week it’s back to school again at VOH Chongwe! All schools have opened in Zambia, and the students are so excited to be back in school and see their teachers and friends again. Everyone is looking forward to a great second term. The teachers have been busy planning for the upcoming term. Our clinic staff is working alongside the teaching staff to ensure that classrooms are safe and ready for the next term. We wish our students well as they get back to their studies!
VOH Kitwe (Zambia) Update: Using the Library
This week at VOH Kitwe, we would like to share how important the library is to the students at our school. Students of all ages use our school library: the youngest sit on mats and have stories read to them, while older students use the space to study and prepare for final exams. We are very thankful that it has been well-stocked with appropriate reading material for all ages. The school librarian is available to assist the students, too. We are confident our library will help our students continue to succeed and thrive.
VOH Luongo (Zambia) Update: Food for VOH Families
Most children in the community of Luongo have only one meal a day and occasionally none at all. The daily feeding program at VOH Luongo is a huge help for the children’s caregivers as it ensures their children receive the nutrition they need. This week we were also able to send home 10kg bags of mealie meal to the families of the children under our care. Telina is a grade 2 pupil, and she and her family were one of the beneficiaries of this blessing. The mealie meal that we were able to distribute was donated to VOH Luongo by one of the VOH Kitwe graduates! It is so encouraging to see VOH graduates wanting to give back as a way of saying thank you for the care that they received when they were in need.
VOH Malawi Update: Meet Margret
This week at VOH Malawi, we are celebrating Margret, one of the house aunties. Margret joined the VOH staff in October 2020. She has a certificate in Early Childhood Development. She also has certifications in Day Caregivers, Palliative Care for HBV Volunteers, and a Malawi Primary School Curriculum for standard 1. These achievements have helped her blend well with our kids who live in the children’s home. Margaret has so much joy that it just naturally spreads to everyone close to her. Her humility surpasses our imagination, and we are forever grateful for her presence in our VOH ministry.
VOH Maramvya (Burundi) Update: Celebrating Labor Day
In celebration of International Labor and Worker’s Day, here at VOH Maramvya, we had the opportunity to make this day memorable for our kids by setting aside time for them to perform a few dances. Since our dance club started, our children keep improving and becoming more confident. Now they have reached a level where they get invited to special events to perform! The children love learning Burundian dances, and we love seeing their joy and passion for their culture!
VOH Mongu (Zambia) Update: Painting our Classrooms
This week at VOH Mongu, our staff members dedicated a day to helping repaint our classrooms. Everyone was happy to be a part of such an exciting project. We are glad our kids will be coming back to a clean and bright environment after school break!
VOH Zimbabwe Update: Celebrating Mother’s Day
Recently at VOH Zimbabwe, we celebrated Mother’s Day. The children wanted to show the house moms how much they appreciate them. We know our mothers play a critical role in shaping the children who live in the children’s homes. It’s beautiful to see the children take the time to show their appreciation. To all our mothers, we salute you and appreciate you!