VOH Bulale (Tanzania): Caring for the Environment
It’s rainy season here in Tanzania, and we are enjoying the cooler weather and taking the opportunity to educate the primary students on caring for the environment. As part of this project, we got them to help plant flowers and trees on the school grounds. Actively participating in activities like this will hopefully shape them into conscious individuals who desire a clean and safe environment. We look forward to many more activities like these in the future!
VOH Bwiza (Burundi) Update: Preparing for End of Year
At VOH Bwiza, we are approaching final exams for the 2020-2021 school year, and all of our children are busy with extra lessons to study and reinforce their knowledge. We love seeing them concentrated on their workbooks and trying to improve their knowledge. We are praying for them and believe they will receive good results at the end of the school year!
VOH Chongwe (Zambia) Update: Meet Miss Chungu
VOH Chongwe is excited to introduce Miss Chungu, our Librarian and secondary English teacher. Miss Chungu loves her job and is very passionate about her role here at our VOH Chongwe School. She especially loves the time she spends helping the children in the library. Most of our students come from the surrounding villages where there is no electricity. When school ends, they often go to the library to study before going home. Miss Chungu always helps them study and even helps the older students prepare for examinations. Thank you for your hard work, Miss Chungu!
VOH Kitwe (Zambia) Update: Learning to Cook
This week at VOH Kitwe, another group of grade 12 graduates joined our Youth Empowerment Program (YEP). YEP has many components, and one of them is Home Economics. Our home economics class includes home management and cooking. This week, the students were busy demonstrating what they learned: they prepared chips, macaroni, beef stew, grilled chicken, sausage, and salads. They sold the food they cooked to the staff, and the profits will be used to fund the youth program. The students are so excited that they will be able to use this newly acquired skill to start a small business to help support themselves!
VOH Luongo (Zambia) Update: Clean Water!
Everyone deserves to have clean and safe water. This week at VOH Luongo, thanks to funds provided by a foundation, we dug a well that will supply clean water to our Center and the surrounding community moving forward! In the past, the children were fetching water from very far river banks and shallow wells, which quickly dry up. Now our children and the community will have clean and safe water. The children, staff, and community members are so happy and grateful.
VOH Maramvya (Burundi) Update: Helping with Chores
At VOH Maramvya, we teach the children how to take responsibility and help out with chores at home. Some of the small tasks they are helping with include doing the dishes and sweeping. It’s important that the children grow up knowing how to be responsible and do their part.
VOH Mongu (Zambia) Update: Sustainability Projects
We are happy to report that our sustainability projects here at VOH Mongu are doing extremely well. The staff is working hard to ensure that our fish, vegetable, and chicken projects are running smoothly and equipping and sustaining us. We have been preparing the fish ponds for the past few months waiting on the fingerling fish to arrive. Now, we are glad to say that they are finally here. Mr. Chola is spearheading the fish project, ensuring the fish are fed daily according to their feeding schedule, checking their well-being and maintenance, and ensuring the environment they live in is safe and clean. We are so excited to see how the fish will grow and be ready for consumption in the next few months. We are so blessed that we can start up such big projects that will help the centre grow and the community at large!
VOH Zimbabwe Update: Donated Computers
This week at VOH Zimbabwe, we received a donation of ten previously owned computers from Harare International School! The school has supported our work for ten years, donating computers, networking cables, and other supplies. One of the teachers from the international school was also volunteering at our Center every Saturday with her daughter. They would come and do some chores with the kids and play games. This recent donation will go a long way in improving the number of computers in our lab and will help us improve our computer science classes!